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    moseen is offline Member
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    no secret / don't...secret

    Hello all!
    Please tell me about the differences between the two sentence below.

    1. I make it no secret that our worst consultants earn nothing.
    2. I don't make it secret that our worst consultants earn nothing.

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    Re: no secret / don't...secret

    Quote Originally Posted by moseen View Post
    Hello all!
    Please tell me about the differences between the two sentences below.

    1. I make it no secret that our worst consultants earn nothing.
    2. I don't make it a secret that our worst consultants earn nothing.
    Consider saying:
    "It's no secret that our worst consultants earn nothing."
    Last edited by teechar; 01-Oct-2017 at 13:22.

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    Re: no secret / don't...secret

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Consider saying:
    "It's no secret that our worst consultants earn nothing."
    Did you mean, there is no difference between them?

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    Re: no secret / don't...secret

    I cannot see a difference between 'I make it no secret' and 'I don't make it a secret'.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: no secret / don't...secret

    Neither version is natural in English.

    'It's no secret' is a standard expression meaning 'It's common knowledge'.

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    Re: no secret / don't...secret

    Try this:
    https://www.onelook.com/?w=comma+spl...ome_ac_Comma+s

    I hope you'll understand what it means, moseen.

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