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    I lost a large sum of money

    Hi,

    Is "Giving up speculations, I lost a large sum of money" correct?

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    #2

    Re: I lost a large sum of money

    I am giving up on speculations after losing a large sum of money.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: I lost a large sum of money

    Quote Originally Posted by Untaught88 View Post
    Giving up speculations, I lost a large sum of money"
    Have you already given up speculating or do you intend to do that in future?

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    #4

    Re: I lost a large sum of money

    I'd reverse the thoughts: ​Having lost a large sum of money, I've given up speculating.
    I am not a teacher.

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