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    file (for) bankruptcy / sell/is sold millions of copies / world-()wide

    "This magazine whose owner had a financial scandal and had to file bankruptcy is sold millions of copies every month world-wide." (from my teacher's handout)
    Is the sentence above correct? I think there's something wrong with it.

    Here is my revised version:
    "This magazine whose owner had a financial scandal and had to file for bankruptcy sells millions of copies every month worldwide."

    Am I right? Is there a hyphen in the word world(-)wide? Thanks!
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    Re: file (for) bankruptcy / sell/is sold millions of copies / world-()wide

    You are close: the magazine sells, not sell.

    I'd put commas after "magazine" and "bankruptcy."

    You don't need a hyphen in "worldwide."
    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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