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    Does the phrase below make sense?

    Do you think this phrase make sense:

    (...) hopefully he will train your team better than how he speaks!

    Thanks for your help.

    M.

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    Re: Does the phrase below make sense?

    Quote Originally Posted by ovos View Post
    Do you think this phrase make sense:

    (...) hopefully he will train your team better than how he speaks!

    Thanks for your help.

    M.
    I'm not quite sure I understand.

    What do you mean by "how he speaks"?

    Is it about a promise made by this person, or is it about his way of speaking?
    Last edited by Snowcake; 03-May-2008 at 19:57.


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    Re: Does the phrase below make sense?

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowcake View Post
    I'm not quite sure I understand.

    What do you mean by "how he speaks"?

    Is it about a promise made by this person, or is it about his way of speaking?
    I am talking about a trainer who speaks English very bad so I wanted to say hopefully he trains English better than how he speaks!

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    Re: Does the phrase below make sense?

    Quote Originally Posted by ovos View Post
    I am talking about a trainer who speaks English very bad so I wanted to say hopefully he trains English better than how he speaks!

    TX
    Actually I made a mistake, the whole phrase was "hopefully he will train your team better than how he speaks!"

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    Re: Does the phrase below make sense?

    I would write

    Hopefully, his abilities as a trainer are better than his English skills.

    Perhaps:

    "hopefully he will train your team better than how he speaks!"

    Hopefully, he will train your team better than he speaks English.

    But I'm inclined to use the sentence above.

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