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    put together with another activity.

    Music can greatly help you calm down after a hard day’s work, put together with another activity.

    Does the second part implied as the following?

    Music can greatly help you calm down after a hard day’s work, if it puts together with another activity.

    Music can greatly help you calm down after a hard day’s work, when it puts together with another activity.

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    Re: put together with another activity.

    It means 'if it is put together with another activity'. Where did you find this?
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    Re: put together with another activity.

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It means 'if it is put together with another activity'. Where did you find this?
    Magazine named CANDO
    http://cando-mag.com/

    It is en English magazine written by some Iranian teachers.

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    Re: put together with another activity.

    The original sentence is not correct.

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    Re: put together with another activity.

    Quote Originally Posted by newkeenlearner View Post
    Amagazine named CANDO,
    http://cando-mag.com/

    It is an English magazine written by some Iranian teachers.
    Please put that in post #1 next time.

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    Re: put together with another activity.

    Quote Originally Posted by andrewg927 View Post
    The original sentence is not correct.
    It seems that I can't rely on this magazine any more. I'll send an email to the chief editor of that magazine and ask him/her to be much more careful when they want to publish such an unreliable magazine.

    You meant the following is incorrect:

    Music can greatly help you calm down after a hard day’s work, put together with another activity.
    Last edited by newkeenlearner; 17-Jul-2017 at 10:47.

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    Re: put together with another activity.

    I don't get why they added the second bit.

    'Music can greatly help you calm down after a hard day’s work.'

    It doesn't need another activity.

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    Re: put together with another activity.

    Don't be too hard on the writers of the magazine. The English is not that bad. I mean, it might not be perfect but I've seen a lot worse.

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    Re: put together with another activity.

    Perhaps music and meditation combo helps even more.

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    Re: put together with another activity.

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    Don't be too hard on the writers of the magazine. The English is not that bad. I mean, it might not be perfect but I've seen a lot worse.
    You are right. But they made bad mistakes in the link below:
    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/threads/251831-Music

    Anyway, they have replied that those English teachers were wrong!! Not all native English teachers are necessarily good and perfect. They also said that the way we wrote was good and all of what you have mentioned was not reasonable and acceptable !!! I have argued with them and tried to convinced them via chats and phone calls. I said that there are many English teachers here. Are all of them wrong?!!! They wouldn't accept their faults. I am really sorry for those people with their firm beliefs.
    Last edited by newkeenlearner; 18-Jul-2017 at 07:41. Reason: adding links

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