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    In the present time people are so lazy that they want everything done without being b

    1) In the present time people are so lazy that they want everything done without being moved.

    2) In the present time people are so lazy that they want everything done without being bothered.

    Please check my sentences.

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    Re: In the present time people are so lazy that they want everything done without bei

    Both are grammatically correct but the first is illogical.

    Look for a single, three-syllable word that can replace the first four words. You may want to place the adverb I'm thinking of after "lazy" instead of at the beginning.
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    Re: In the present time people are so lazy that they want everything done without bei

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Both are grammatically correct but the first is illogical.

    Look for a single, three-syllable word that can replace the first four words. You may want to place the adverb I'm thinking of after "lazy" instead of at the beginning.
    1) Now a days people are so lazy they want everything done without moving.

    2) Now a days people are so lazy they want everything done without being bothered.

    "You may want to place the adverb I'm thinking of after "lazy" instead of at the beginning" I am a bit confused about this sentence.

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    Re: In the present time people are so lazy that they want everything done without bei

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    1) Now a days

    2) Now a days
    You were told to find a single three-syllable word. Do you think what you wrote is a single word?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: In the present time people are so lazy that they want everything done without bei

    You can start the sentence with "People" and put the adverb after "lazy".
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    Re: In the present time people are so lazy that they want everything done without bei

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    You can start the sentence with "People" and put the adverb after "lazy".


    1) People are so lazy nowadays they want everything done without moving.

    2) People are so lazy nowadays they want everything done without being bothered.

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    Re: In the present time people are so lazy that they want everything done without bei

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    1) People are so lazy nowadays they want everything done without moving.

    2) People are so lazy nowadays they want everything done without being bothered.
    Excellent! You've found the adverb I was thinking of and put it in the most natural place. Sentence 1 still doesn't make logical sense - how can anything be done with no movement? - but it's grammatically correct.

    Sentence 2 might be improved by adding a reflexive pronoun at the end. Can you find the one I'm thinking of?
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    Re: In the present time people are so lazy that they want everything done without bei

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Excellent! You've found the adverb I was thinking of and put it in the most natural place. Sentence 1 still doesn't make logical sense - how can anything be done with no movement? - but it's grammatically correct.

    Sentence 2 might be improved by adding a reflexive pronoun at the end. Can you find the one I'm thinking of?

    2) People are so lazy nowadays they want everything done without bothering themselves. Is it incorrect to say "without being bothered" or "without being bothered themselves"?

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