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    #1

    If you go hiking....

    Hi.

    My cousin told me he's going to hike tomorrow. I gave him a suggestion "If you go hiking, a pair of hiking boots is a must-have" when I noticed that he wanted to wear his sneakers.

    Is my italic suggestion good?

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    #2

    Re: If you go hiking....

    It sounds more like an ad than a conversation. I'd say something like You're going to need a pair of boots.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: If you go hiking....

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    It sounds more like an ad than a conversation. . . .
    Well put. It sounds like a magazine article, not like a real person talking.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    #4

    Re: If you go hiking....

    According to CB and GS, can I understand that the sentence "If you go hiking, a pair of hiking boots is a must-have" is natural, but it's for a magazine or something.

    Am I right?

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    #5

    Re: If you go hiking....

    Do you need them to say it again?
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    #6

    Re: If you go hiking....

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    According to CB and GS, can I understand that the sentence "If you go hiking, a pair of hiking boots is a must-have" is natural, but it's for a magazine or something.

    Am I right?
    What other possible understanding could you reach from those posts?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: If you go hiking....

    You know, teacher Piscean and Ems, I am not always sure if I understand all of you correctly. I know I have been told that "If there is another mistake, we will tell you" many times, I am still a bit slow sometimes. However, I'll try not to ask questions like this here again because I know all of you are meticulous and will always point out my misktaes.

    Thanks a lot!

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    Re: If you go hiking....

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    you are meticulous and will always point out my misktaes.
    Indeed we will.
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