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    new draft of my latest book

    Did I formulate myself properly in English?
    a. So my new draft of my latest book met with savage criticism.

    Furthermore I'd like to know from you whether I can use these alternative sentences instead.
    b. That is why my new draft of my latest book met with savage criticism.
    c. Therefore my new draft of my latest book met with savage criticism.
    d. That's the reason why my new draft of my latest book met with savage criticism.

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    Re: Correct formulation

    Quote Originally Posted by carat View Post
    Did I formulate myself properly in English?
    a. So my new draft of my latest book met with savage criticism.

    Furthermore I'd like to know from you whether I can use these alternative sentences instead.
    b. That is why my new draft of my latest book met with savage criticism.
    c. Therefore my new draft of my latest book met with savage criticism.
    d. That's the reason why my new draft of my latest book met with savage criticism.
    Hi carat, and welcome to the forum.
    In order to avoid repeating "my" in the one sentence, you can use "the" instead of the first one.
    Use a comma after "therefore" and "furthermore".
    Otherwise, more context is needed to tell you if one version is more suitable.
    As they stand, I'd pick "d", but you can leave out the "why" in that sentence.

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