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    #1

    If I can do just half of what you have done.

    Hi teachers.

    I wrote a sentence to my mom and I want to tell her this Mother's Day. I said to her "If I can do just half of what you have done, my life will be so much better off".

    The point is I can't do what she has done for me, not even half of what she has done for me.

    I wonder if the sentence is natural and grammatical.

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    #2

    Re: If I can do just half of what you have done.

    Replace "can" with "could" and "will" with "would".
    I'd scrap "off".

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    #3

    Re: If I can do just half of what you have done.

    I (person) would (hypothetical) be so much better off.
    My life (attribute) would be so much better.
    Last edited by tedmc; 10-Mar-2020 at 07:12.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    #4

    Re: If I can do just half of what you have done.

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Hi teachers.

    I wrote a sentence to my mom and I want say it to her this Mother's Day. I said to her "If I can do just half of what you have done, my life will be so much better off".

    The point is I can't do what she has done for me, not even half of what she has done for me.

    I wonder if the sentence is natural and grammatical.
    I'm sure your mom will appreciate anything you do for her.
    Not a professional teacher

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    #5

    Re: If I can do just half of what you have done.

    Your life will be better. If you have more money or are in a better situation, you will be better off.
    I am not a teacher.

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