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    Peter told

    I am not sure if my sentences sound natural. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    Peter told his wife she'd better take exercise every day than use expensive slimming pills.
    She answered him he'd better keep quiet than quarrel.

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    Re: Peter told

    Peter told his wife that she would be better off doing some exercise every day rather than taking expensive slimming pills.
    Peter told his wife that doing some exercise every day would be more effective than taking expensive slimming pills.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Peter told

    To my ear, it sounds as if I could omit "that" at least in the first sentence. Am I right?

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    Re: Peter told

    You could, but only in the first sentence.

    'His wife replied that he'd be better keeping quiet than starting an argument.'

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