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    Two conditions in one sentence

    Hi,

    Is the following sentence correct? It is relating to an assignment I have given to a student. I want to tell her that she doesn’t have to read the whole book in one sitting (though ideally she should), and that she can finish the book in a few days.

    It is okay if you find the book too long and read only a few pages every day.

    Thanks,

    MG.


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    Re: Two conditions in one sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi,

    Is the following sentence correct? It is relating to an assignment I have given to a student. I want to tell her that she doesn’t have to read the whole book in one sitting (though ideally she should), and that she can finish the book in a few days.

    It is okay if you find the book too long and read only a few pages every day.

    Thanks,

    MG.
    It must be an awfully short book, MG, if the student can read a few pages a day and finish it in a few days. It'd work thought.

    It is okay if you find the book too long and read only a portion every day.

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    Re: Two conditions in one sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi,

    Is the following sentence correct? It is relating to an assignment I have given to a student. I want to tell her that she doesn’t have to read the whole book in one sitting (though ideally she should), and that she can finish the book in a few days.

    It is okay if you find the book too long and read only a few pages every day.

    Thanks,

    MG.
    You can say, "It's okay, if you find the book too long, (to read it over)(to finish it in) a few days."

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