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    Smile A Grammar Question about "if + not yet + have "

    Dear all,
    I'm writing to ask you a grammar question about"if + not yet + have "
    I'm trying to write a sentence to tell some one:"If you not yet have your breakfast, please come to me and to get one."
    is this sentence correct and appropriate for English users.

    thank you very much for solving me question.

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    Edward

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    Re: A Grammar Question about "if + not yet + have "

    No, it's not correct. Try "If you have not yet had your breakfast, please come to me and have some".
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    Re: A Grammar Question about "if + not yet + have "

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    No, it's not correct. Try "If you have not yet had your breakfast, please come to me and have some".
    THANK YOU for answering my question.
    I didn't finish my sentence, it should be
    "If you have not yet had your breakfast, please come to the hallway where we've prepared some hamburgers to satisfy your appetite."
    Would be really appreciate it if you are willing to solve my question...see if the sentence is correct or appropriate to use in a serious company meeting.

    Thanks and Best Regards.
    Edward
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 26-Jan-2016 at 16:50. Reason: Removed formatting to make it readable.

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    Re: A Grammar Question about "if + not yet + have "

    Hamburgers for breakfast seems odd. Do you mean "lunch"?

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    Re: A Grammar Question about "if + not yet + have "

    Quote Originally Posted by edward.pan View Post

    "If you have not yet had your breakfast, please come to the hallway where we've prepared some hamburgers
    to satisfy your appetite."
    I Wwould be really appreciate it if you are would be willing to solve answer my question...see if Is the sentence is correct or and appropriate to use in a serious company meeting? (.)

    Thanks and Bbest Rregards, (.)

    Edward


    The sentence is grammatically correct. I would end it after "hamburgers" as "to satisfy your appetite" sounds odd.

    Hamburgers are not normally offered as breakfast food, so I also wonder if you mean "lunch".
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 26-Jan-2016 at 16:51. Reason: Enlarged font in quote to make it readable
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    Re: A Grammar Question about "if + not yet + have "

    THANK YOU for the answer!!
    And "yes"...we are really going to provide hamburgers as breakfast...but the size of it is much more smaller..ha!

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    Re: A Grammar Question about "if + not yet + have "

    "If you haven't had breakfast yet, come and get some."

    "Come to me" is quite unnatural in this case. "Come to me if you need some advice" is normal.
    "If you have not yet had your breakfast" is an over-burdened way of saying what you want.

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    Re: A Grammar Question about "if + not yet + have "

    Small hamburgers? White Castle burgers, maybe?

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    Aka "Sliders".

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    Re: A Grammar Question about "if + not yet + have "

    Edward, please note that a better title would have been If you not yet have your breakfast...

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    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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