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    #1

    Question Even by

    1. "Please explain this, even by adding one sentence."
    2. "Please explain this, even by one additional sentence."

    Are both sentences correct?
    Thanks,
    Nyggus

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    Re: Even by

    Hmmm 1 is better than 2. I must say both are not that clear in what they are saying.

    I am not 100% sure of the context of the sentence but, if it were me I would say this...

    "To explain this, add another sentence if you need to."
    or,
    "To explain this, use another sentence if you need to."

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    #3

    Re: Even by

    Thanks, Chris. I think your sentences change a bit the meaning, since I suggest explanation and you write that one can explain this. Consider the following:
    "Your essay completely fails to explain how you did all the interview stuff. Please explain this, even by adding one or two sentences."

    Is that more or less clear now?
    Nyggus
    Last edited by nyggus; 21-Jul-2006 at 12:48.

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    Re: Even by

    The context is a little clearer now...

    "You essay completely fails to explain how you did all the interview stuff. Please explain this, even by adding one or two sentences."

    "stuff" is a very general word, what stuff?
    "even by" I find a little awkward.

    "Your essay fails to explain how you did the interview. In a sentence or two, please explain the interview process."

    I did not include "stuff" because I dont know what it refers to in this example. So I used process. What is the "stuff" the sentence is refering to?

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    Re: Even by

    Thanks -- this was a good point! I think the stuff was rather redundant here.

    Thanks a lot!
    Nyggus

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