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    Am I wrong?

    Hi teachers,
    Today i wrote the following sentences:

    1.The workers may quit the job in order not to make nothing off their blood and sweat.

    I mean: since they won't make money ,they will quit the job.

    2.The makers promise to be the only distributor.

    I mean: Only the makers have the right to distribute their works.


    My friends says that my sentences are incorrect but I think I convey the message clearly.

    Please judge if I m wrong ,teachers here.
    Thanks a lot!
    Last edited by K.N.; 21-Mar-2007 at 15:14.


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    Re: Am I wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by K.N. View Post
    Hi teachers,
    Today i wrote the following sentences:

    1.The workers may quit the job in order not to make nothing off their blood and sweat.

    I mean: since they won't make money ,they will quit the job. Better phrased as "...since they are making nothing from...". Your phrase "in order to" implies they intend to make nothing.

    2.The makers promise to be the only distributor.

    I mean: Only the makers have the right to distribute their works. "sole distributor" would be a more useual phrase.


    My friends says that my sentences are incorrect but I think I convey the message clearly.

    Please judge if I m wrong ,teachers here.
    Thanks a lot!
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