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    #1

    you are to do your homework before you play a video game.

    Dear all,

    As an order from a parent to a child, are both of the sentences below equally fine?

    1. you are to do your homework before you play a video game.

    2. You are not to play a video game before you do your homework.

    Thank you!

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    #2

    Re: you are to do your homework before you play a video game.

    To me they seem identical.

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    #3

    Re: you are to do your homework before you play a video game.

    They both work for me.

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    #4

    Re: you are to do your homework before you play a video game.

    Would 'finish' be better than 'do' in the OP's sentences?

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    #5

    Re: you are to do your homework before you play a video game.

    No. A quibble.

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    #6

    Re: you are to do your homework before you play a video game.

    OK, but not better.

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