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    #1

    The president caused a scandal

    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural.

    The president caused a scandal by suggesting the attractive TV host in a live broadcast she could join his team whenever she got bored with her current job on TV.

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    #2

    Re: The president caused a scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural.

    The president caused a scandal by suggesting the attractive TV host in a live broadcast she could join his team whenever if she [ever] she got bored with her current job on TV.
    See above.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 14-May-2017 at 20:39. Reason: Fixed an error (thanks teechar)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: The president caused a scandal

    I was going to add "[that]" but changed my mind. In BrE, it's OK without it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: The president caused a scandal

    I would say:

    The President caused a scandal by suggesting to the attractive TV host on a live broadcast that if she ever got bored with her current job that she could join his team.

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    #5

    Re: The president caused a scandal

    I'd replace the second "that" with a comma.
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    #6

    Re: The president caused a scandal

    I see two possible constructions:

    The president caused a scandal by suggesting to the attractive TV host in a live broadcast (that) she could join his team whenever [/if ever] she got bored with her current job on TV.

    The president caused a scandal by suggesting (that) the attractive TV host in a live broadcast she could join his team whenever [i/f ever] she got bored with her current job on TV.

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