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Will17

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Hello There!

Can you tell me if this statement is grammatically correct?

People are afraid to lose (of losing? ) their jobs, that's why they hardly ever try to obtain payrises, even though most of them would like to see their salaries increased (increase?).

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W
 

emsr2d2

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Hello There!

Can you tell me if this statement is grammatically correct?

People are afraid to lose (of losing? ) their jobs, that's why they hardly ever try to obtain payrises, even though most of them would like to see their salaries increased (increase?).

Cheers
W

People are afraid of losing their jobs. That's why they hardly ever ask for (try to obtain) pay rises, even though most of them would like to see their salaries increase.

You are always "afraid of verb+ing" (of course you can be "afraid of + noun")

The last part of the sentence should all remain in the present tense "would like to see ..... increase".
 
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