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    #1

    Don't leave, or you're going to miss the show.

    Is this sentence natural: Don't leave, or you're going to miss the show.

    I tried to find out how to use the word "or", and all the sentences in the dictionaries have the same structure:
    Do something, or something bad could happen.

    That makes me wonder if it is okay to use another structure: Don't do something, or something bad could happen.
    Last edited by vicloic; 20-Mar-2016 at 03:23. Reason: misspelling

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    #2

    Re: Don't leave, or you're going to miss the show.

    Don't leave or you will miss the show.
    Don't stay too late or you might have to drive home in the storm.

    It's always easier to tell you if a sentence sounds natural if you write a real phrase instead of "something."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Don't leave, or you're going to miss the show.

    sorry my bad.
    you did answer my question, and thank you very much!
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 20-Mar-2016 at 09:29. Reason: Deleting unnecessary quote.

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    #4

    Re: Don't leave, or you're going to miss the show.

    Quote Originally Posted by vicloic View Post
    Sorry. My bad.
    You did answered my question. , and Thank you very much!

    Note my changes above, marked in red. It's important to start every sentence with a capital letter and end every sentence with a single, appropriate punctuation mark. Even though "My bad" is used fairly commonly (in BrE, at least), I don't think it's entirely appropriate on this forum where we try to encourage the use of standard English in full sentences.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Don't leave, or you're going to miss the show.

    Thank you very much indeed. I've been really learning a lot thanks to this forum!

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