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    #1

    The sooner they start doing a degree, the earlier

    The sooner they start doing a degree, the earlier they finish it to start working as qualified specialists to provide for their families.

    A friend of mine says that the sentence above isn't logically correct. It's too difficult to explain to you why he thinks so because even I cannot entirely understand what he means. I believe that the sentnece is as good as it is.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: The sooner they start doing a degree, the earlier

    It's logical but poorly expressed.
    Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.

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    Re: The sooner they start doing a degree, the earlier

    It's just common sense that the earlier someone starts their degree, the earlier they will finish it. There's no need to bring in starting it and finishing it.

    The earlier someone completes their degree, the sooner they will be able to get a job and start providing for their family.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The sooner they start doing a degree, the earlier

    This is why we dropped Grade 13 here in Ontario. Come to think of it, with OECD youth employment so high, I'm not so sure it's a great idea.

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    Re: The sooner they start doing a degree, the earlier

    Moreover. the 2 tos have no obvious (expressed) relation to what's gone before. It's just lazy writing to sprinkle around a couple of to-infinitives and expect readers to sort out the meaning. Stop the sentence after it. Then, if you feel the need, add 'Then they can... and provide...'.

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