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    If Some Day...

    If some day you see me knelt down, it will be for raising up someone who fell down.

    Could you please check my sentence?

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    Re: If Some Day...

    If some day you see me kneel down, that will be for raising up someone who has fallen down.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: If Some Day...

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    If some day you see me kneel down, that will be for raising up someone who has fallen down.
    Why did you use "that"? Can I say ..... someone fallen down without relative pronoun?

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    Re: If Some Day...

    "raising up" is unnatural there. MatthewWai's use of "that" is incorrect.

    If, one day, you see me kneeling down, it will be because I am helping up someone who has fallen down.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: If Some Day...

    I wouldn't use 'down' twice. "... someone who fell; someone who has fallen" is sufficient.
    If you're trying for some sort of parallelism, it doesn't work for me.

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    Re: If Some Day...

    I see your point. To avoid that repetition, I would leave "who has fallen down" but I would start with "If, one day, you see me on my knees". For me, only "fall down" properly reflects the accidental nature. "Fallen" makes me think of "fallen women"!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: If Some Day...

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "raising up" is unnatural there. MatthewWai's use of "that" is incorrect.

    If, one day, you see me kneeling down, it will be because I am helping up someone who has fallen down.
    Hi

    It is a quote, I think "because" wouldn't go well with it.

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    Re: If Some Day...

    If you are going to ask the same question on another forum, at least let us know, preferably by providing a link. If you don't we maywell waste our time saying something that has already been said elsewhere.

    http://forum.thefreedictionary.com/p...--.aspx#859846

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    Re: If Some Day...

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    If you are going to ask the same question on another forum, at least let us know, preferably by providing a link. If you don't we maywell waste our time saying something that has already been said elsewhere.

    http://forum.thefreedictionary.com/p...--.aspx#859846
    Getting different opinions is not a sin!

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    Re: If Some Day...

    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    Getting different opinions is not a sin!
    The problem is that we usuallly spend our precious time to come up with a proper answer. If you post the same question on another forum, it means that we're trying to help you in vain because you have already received feedback from native speakers. Moreover, many users of this forum are also members of other forums. You cannot imagine how mad they become when they bumb into the same question twice a day from one person. (I'm not an exception. I don't like it)

    I see your point, though.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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