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    One should look over a document carefully before singing and he should get advice....

    Hello,

    Is the following sentence grammatical? if it's not would you please correct it and tell me why it's not correct?

    One should look over a document carefully before singing and he should get advice when needed.

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: One should look over a document carefully before singing and he should get advice

    The sentence is good. "Singing" should be "signing".

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    #3

    Re: One should look over a document carefully before singing and he should get advice

    Delete 'he'.

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    Re: One should look over a document carefully before singing and he should get advice

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    The sentence is good. "Singing" should be "signing".
    Yes It was an unintentionally typo. @Rover_KE says that "he" must be deleted in the original text but you have not mentioned anything about it and it seems that you have got no problem with using "he" in the original text. what's your opinion about it?

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    Re: One should look over a document carefully before singing and he should get advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Delete 'he'.
    Well, before asking this question here, a native English speaker had told me that "he" must be substituted with "you" but I couldn't understand why!

    Would you please tell me why "he" must be deleted?

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    Re: One should look over a document carefully before singing and he should get advice

    I can live with it either way. It is probably better without it.

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    Re: One should look over a document carefully before singing and he should get advice

    It's the combination of "one" in the first half and "he" in the second half that sounds unnatural to me. If you're going to use "one", stick with it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: One should look over a document carefully before singing and he should get advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Lumia625 View Post
    Well, before asking this question here, a native English speaker had told me that "he" must be substituted with "you" but I couldn't understand why!

    Would you please tell me why "he" must be deleted?
    It‘s just an Am E versus Br E thing. In Am E you can use one or he for the 2nd subject. In Br E you must use one both times. In either, you can delete the 2nd subject.

    So, in order to pass muster everywhere, delete it.

    b

    PS Replacing it with you is ugly wherever you come from.
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