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    #1

    Cool Far from...

    Hi,

    Is the following sentence correct?

    "Far from wanting to deny your right to live where you wish, I think it would be wiser not to return to your homeland."
    Last edited by bieasy; 11-Mar-2008 at 00:19. Reason: forgot a word


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    #2

    Re: Far from...

    Yes.
    A native speaker might add "just" :
    "Far from wanting to deny your right to live where you wish, I just think it would be wiser not to return to your homeland."

    This links the meaning of the two clauses even more, but then also makes it less formal (which may not be approriate, depending on the 'formality' of tje context.)

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    #3

    Cool Re: Far from...

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    Yes.
    A native speaker might add "just" :
    "Far from wanting to deny your right to live where you wish, I just think it would be wiser not to return to your homeland."

    This links the meaning of the two clauses even more, but then also makes it less formal (which may not be approriate, depending on the 'formality' of tje context.)
    No it's not a formal letter. The doubt was more about the "far from wanting to... " term. I'll follow your advice. Thank you.

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