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    #1

    is this sentence fine, please?

    They put more doubts into my mind than help me.

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    #2

    Re: is this sentence fine, please?

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    They put more doubts into my mind than help me.
    It's awkward, yes. Try,

    • Their explanations confuse me more than they (i.e., their explanations) help me.


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    Re: is this sentence fine, please?

    They put more doubts into my mind than help me.
    They put more doubt in my mind than helped me.
    This is a colloquial expression, meaning 'they put more doubt in my mind by what they said, than was helpful in making a clearer decision about some matter one way or the other.'

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