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    If it were not for

    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    If it were not for David's friends who lent him money, his company would certainly have gone into bankruptcy.

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    Re: If it were not for

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    If it were not for David's friends, who lent him money, his company would certainly have gone into bankruptcy bankrupt/bust.
    See above.

    I might also use "If it were not for David's friends lending him money ...". In fact, I prefer that construction.
    At the end, you can say "might have gone into liquidation", "might have gone bankrupt" or "might have gone bust" but "might have gone into bankruptcy" doesn't work for me.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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