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  1. Unregistered
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    #1

    help

    what is wrong with the sentence:
    this computer over there doesnt work.

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    Re: help

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    what is wrong with the sentence:
    this computer over there doesnt work.
    this computer doesn't work or
    the computer over here doesn't work

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    Re: help

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    this computer over there doesnt work.
    The word this suggests proximity, so it doesn't work well together with over there (which suggests distance).

    Try one of these instead:
    - The/That computer over there doesn't work.
    - This computer doesn't work.

    (You also need a capital letter at the beginning of the sentence and the word doesn't needs an apostrophe.)

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