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    novar is offline Junior Member
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    buying shares

    Please proofread my sentences and tell me if they do sound natural.
    1. Somehow he managed to convince a lot of people of it bit by bit to buy more of these shares.
    2. Somehow he managed to convince a lot of people of it to buy more of these shares bit by bit.
    3. Bit by bit he somehow managed to convince a lot of people of buying more of these shares.
    4. Bit by bit/Little by little he somehow managed to convince a lot of people of it to buy more of these shares.
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    Re: buying shares

    "Somehow he gradually managed to convince a lot of people [of it and] to buy more of these shares."

    None of them sound natural. "Bit by bit" is confusing in a sentence like that. It makes an ungrammatical sentence even more confusing.
    "Of it" doesn't fit. He could have convinced them of two things - "of it" and to buy more shares - but you'd need to use a conjunction or some other grammatical means to show you mean both.


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