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    Kamshing is offline Junior Member
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    If you have a better suggestion, I would likely to listen to you.

    1) If you have a better suggestion, I would likely to listen to you.

    Dear teachers, is this sentence grammatically correct?

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    Kam Shing.

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    Re: If you have a better suggestion, I would likely to listen to you.

    No. The modal would has to be followed by a bare infinitive.
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    Re: If you have a better suggestion, I would likely to listen to you.

    Dear teachers,

    1) If you have a better suggestion,I would likely listen to you.Is this sentence correct?

    Thank you.

    Kam shing

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    Re: If you have a better suggestion, I would likely to listen to you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kamshing View Post
    Dear teachers, This is unnecessary.

    1) If you have a better suggestion, (leave a space after a comma] I would likely like to listen to you. Is this sentence correct? It is now.

    Thank you.

    Kam shing This is unnecessary.
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    Re: If you have a better suggestion, I would likely to listen to you.

    Are you sure the "likely" is the word you wish to use, Kamshing?

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    Re: If you have a better suggestion, I would likely to listen to you.

    I find "likely" quite unlikely there too! I'd say "If you have a better idea, I'd like to hear it".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: If you have a better suggestion, I would likely to listen to you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kamshing View Post
    1) If you have a better suggestion,I would likely listen to you.Is this sentence correct?
    It's natural in my dialect of American English. (Piscean guessed right in post #5.) We use likely as an adverb. It might sound somewhat colloquial, though.

    Put a space after every period ("full stop" in British English) and comma.
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    Re: If you have a better suggestion, I would likely to listen to you.

    And I'd write something like "I welcome any suggestions for improvement."

    Or "I will probably listen to any suggestions for improvement" if that really was the intended meaning.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: If you have a better suggestion, I would likely to listen to you.

    Dear Tzfujimino and other teachers,

    I am sure I want to use the word "likely" in my sentence because it implies the meaning I want to convey.

    !) I have checked some of the part numbers for the Track Links are wrong. Please adjust them back to the correct part numbers in the inventory stock listing in your computer. This is to avoid query by auditor during the stock check. If you had a better suggestion to solve this problem, I would likely listen to you.

    Note: The word "likely" here implies that my colleague has more experience than me to solve this problem.

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    Re: If you have a better suggestion, I would likely to listen to you.

    If my colleague is more experienced than I am, I would certainly listen to him/her.
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