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    driving to the city center

    Are both versions possible?

    What are your plans for tonight?
    1 Take a bath first and then drive to the city center.
    2 Taking a bath first and then driving to the city center.

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    Re: driving to the city center

    1 is more natural.
    “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.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    Re: driving to the city center

    I'd use the first but that's because my full answer would be "I'm going to have a bath then drive to the city centre". It would be a very good idea to get dressed between those two activities.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: driving to the city center

    I like that period/full stop next to the smiley.
    Is it optional or required?
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    Re: driving to the city center

    I love the concept of an emotidot. However, that full stop is required. Regardless of what comes after "Try this:", we have reached the end of a sentence so a full stop is needed. That's why "It is" starts with a capital letter.

    The full stop could be replaced by a semi-colon. In that case, "it is" would start with a lower case "i".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: driving to the city center

    Quote Originally Posted by RobertJ View Post
    ��(This is supposed to be a smile.)
    If you want to type a smiley instead of selecting one, type ;-) or :-D, etc and they will convert into or , etc.

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