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    sacrifice

    I used the word "sacrifice" to make a sentence.
    Please advice me is it correct or not?

    Sacrifice yourself to save more people in the fire. Everyone will prove to you.
    You are a hero.

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    #2

    Re: sacrifice

    'If you sacrifice yourself to save others in a fire, everyone will say you are a hero.'

    Not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: sacrifice

    And the person will be dead.

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    #4

    Re: sacrifice

    Polyester, I am not sure you really meant "sacrifice" there. Did you mean that the person would die?

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    #5

    Re: sacrifice

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    Sacrifice yourself to save more people in the fire.
    Is it intended to be an imperative sentence where the speaker is asking the listener to save others in a fire happening at the moment?

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    #6

    Re: sacrifice

    Matthew, this imperative sentence is telling the listener, not 'asking' him.

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    #7

    Re: sacrifice

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Polyester, I am not sure you really meant "sacrifice" there. Did you mean that the person would die?



    I tried to make a sentence by using "sacrifice".
    According to all opinion from here, I seem to make a wrong sentence.

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    #8

    Re: sacrifice

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    I tried to make a sentence by using "sacrifice".
    Why not try the simpler more traditional subject+verb+object structure?
    Think of tense as you compose your sentence.

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    #9

    Re: sacrifice

    I tried to make it as follow,
    My brother makes the sacrifice himself that I can get a good education. Because he earns the money for me to study University.

    Is it correct now?

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    #10

    Re: sacrifice

    I think it only needs a few small adjustments:

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    My brother makes the a sacrifice himself so that I can get a good education. Because he earns the money in order for me to study at University.

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