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    #1

    He will surely not

    Which of these are right?

    He will surely not let the vet euthanize his dog.
    He surely will not let the vet euthanize his dog.
    He will not let the vet euthanize his dog for sure.
    He will not let the vet euthanize his dog in no way.
    In no way will he let the vet euthanize his dog.

    Edit: I just found out that "put to sleep" may be the better term concerning animals but it has no influence on the sentence structure, I think.
    Last edited by AirbusA321; 21-Feb-2017 at 14:05.

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    #2

    Re: He will surely not

    1, 2 and 3 are OK (if you had numbered them).

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    #3

    Re: He will surely not

    What are the mistakes in 4 and 5? Should it better be "There is no way that he will let the vet put his dog to sleep"?
    Last edited by AirbusA321; 21-Feb-2017 at 14:00.

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    #4

    Re: He will surely not

    He will in no way let the vet euthanize his dog.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: He will surely not

    That's not natural, Matthew.

    AirbusA321, your suggested sentence in post #3 works.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: He will surely not

    He will not let the vet euthanize his dog in any way.

    Is it OK?
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: He will surely not

    It's grammatical but it doesn't mean the same. It means that he is not going to allow the vet to use any of the available methods of euthanasia on his dog. It concentrates on the method but the original concentrates on the fact that the man is going to refuse to allow his dog to be euthanised.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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