I will do anything I can (do)for you

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rainbow402

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#1 Chinese Style: I will do anything I can do for you.
#2 American Style: I will do anything I can for you.

Dear Teacher,

I wonder whether Sentence 1 is wrong or not. Actually, I think Sentence1 is correct while Sentence 2 is wrong. Any comments? Thank you!:roll:
 

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I'm not a teacher, but I'd say sentence 1 is kind of redundant and sentence 2 sounds OK.

In my view:

I will do this for you.
I will do anything I can for you.

agree?
 

rainbow402

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Both are fine, Rainbow. We just have the option of dropping the second 'do'.

Thanks. Do you think Sentence 1 is chinglish? Does Sentence 1 sound clumsy ? Do the native speakers never in the way of #1? :roll:

I found that in a thread about chinglish expressions in another BBS.
 
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