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  1. Key Member
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    #1

    I or someone else tries

    "He doesn't listen, when I or someone else tries to tell him something".

    Please check.

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    #2

    Re: I or someone else tries

    It's OK, but drop the comma.

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    #3

    Re: I or someone else tries

    You could just say 'He doesn't listen when anybody tries to tell him something'.

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    #4

    Re: I or someone else tries

    Both are good comments. Another fine point: we usually put "I" and "me" last in a list of people, not first: someone else and I / her and me / they and I / Henry, Pablo, and me.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    #5

    Re: I or someone else tries

    How about when one of us?

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    #6

    Re: I or someone else tries

    Okay, so we say, he doesn't listen when someone else or I "try to" tell him something. I just want to check the usage of verb "try" or "tries" because its tricky.

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