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    gaming mouse?

    Is the following sentence correct and natural?

    Better than buy a rubbish gaming mouse that need to be nearly USD159
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    Re: gaming mouse?

    Not only is it not a sentence, it is wrong.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: gaming mouse?

    It's a absolutely simple sentence, what's wrong?
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    Re: gaming mouse?

    It has no main verb, so it's not a sentence. It's also ungrammatical as a phrase.

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    Re: gaming mouse?

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    It's an absolutely simple sentence. What's wrong with it?
    What is an "absolutely simple sentence"?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: gaming mouse?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    What is an "absolutely simple sentence"?
    The sentence is a basic grammar structure. Easy to understand. What's wrong with it?
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    Re: gaming mouse?

    For starters, it has no main verb, as Rover told you.
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    Re: gaming mouse?

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    The sentence is a basic grammar structure. Easy to understand. What's wrong with it?
    It's incomprehensible. It's not a sentence.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: gaming mouse?

    It has no punctuation. The verb that is present has agreement errors. At best it's a sentence fragment. It's incomprehensible to the point I'm not even sure what you're trying to say.
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    Re: gaming mouse?

    Even though you think it's simple (and you think it's correct), I think you should realise by now that unfortunately you're wrong. Not only have all the native speakers here told you it's wrong, we've also told you we have no idea what you're trying to say. It's both wrong and incomprehensible. The fact that you know what you're trying to say doesn't change that.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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