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    mostly sell them

    Can one say

    a. I mostly sell the books I buy and read, but I sometimes give them away for free.
    b. Mostly I sell the books I buy and read, but I sometimes give them away for free.


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    Re: mostly sell them

    a is better, but 'for free' is redundant.

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    Re: mostly sell them

    If you're going to use "b", put a comma after "mostly."

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    Re: mostly sell them

    Also, if you're going to use b), I'd use the same word order in the second half as the first.

    Mostly, I sell the books I buy and read but sometimes, I give them away.

    I prefer "usually" and "normally" to "mostly" but yours isn't wrong. In everyday conversation, I'd actually say "I usually sell books after I've read them but sometimes I give them away".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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