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    angelsrolls is offline Member
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    get what is commensurate with your effort

    Hello,

    Can the following sentence be uttered to someone who diligently prepares for a competition?

    Hopefully, you will get what is commensurate with your effort (=you will be rewarded for your effort)

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    Re: get what is commensurate with your effort

    Only if you want to sound like you're needlessly trying to use long words you've been learning from a dictionary.

    You've worked really hard. You'll get what you deserve.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: get what is commensurate with your effort

    It's grammatically and logically correct. Unless the person was preparing for a vocabulary competition, it's not natural.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: get what is commensurate with your effort

    If you are going to use a word like commensurate, this might be a case where changing get to something like receive is not a bad idea.

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