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    By the way

    Could you please help me make this sentence better.

    * By the way, is it true that your friend, Leslie, is getting hitched this October?

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    Re: By the way

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    Could you please help me make this sentence better.

    * By the way, is it true that your friend Leslie is getting hitched this October?
    You don't need the commas before and after "Leslie"; otherwise, the sentence is fine.

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    Re: By the way

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    You don't need the commas before and after "Leslie"; otherwise, the sentence is fine.
    Is this kind of sentence, common usage?


    How about:

    By the way, did you know that your friend Leslie is getting hitched by June?

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    Re: By the way

    of course its ok. that means no longer than june

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    Re: By the way

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    Is this kind of sentence, common usage?
    If you mean your first sentence, it is a good sentence and certainly can be used.


    How about:

    By the way, did you know that your friend Leslie is getting hitched by June?
    I think the above sentence, with "is getting hitched" and "by", is quite awkward, and I wouldn't say that.
    I would say '.....friend Leslie will be married by June.'
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    Last edited by 2006; 19-Feb-2008 at 07:23. Reason: adding an omitted word

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    Re: By the way

    Quote Originally Posted by tenderboy View Post
    of course its ok. that means no longer than june
    no later than June

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    Re: By the way

    How about:

    By the way, did you know that your friend Leslie is getting hitched by June?

    I. Can I change " did you know" to "do you know" here?
    II. If yes, any difference between them in this case?
    Please.

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    By the way, did you know that your friend Leslie is getting hitched by June?

    Yes you can change it; no there's no difference. However, you can't really say 'by' June unless it was Leslie's express wish to nail his bride to a date prior to June.

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    Re: By the way

    Thank you, Shakespeare's brother.

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    Re: By the way

    hi,

    I have a doubt!

    if we replace "June" by "May" (or "April", if you will), don't you think the sentence get dubious?

    "May" and "April" can also be names of real people, right?

    would it be correct to interpret the sentence as "Leslie is getting hooked by his girlfriend whose name is May/April"?

    thanks,
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