If you start a business you shouldn't expect any profit for a first few months.

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1) If you start a business you shouldn't expect any profit for a first few months.

2) You will get back or earn what you will invest not a single penny more than that (like if you invest $100 you will get back only $100. Once you have established your business firmly than you will start making profit.).
 

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1)2) You will get back or earn what you will invest not a single penny more than that (like if you invest $100 you will get back only $100. Once you have established your business firmly than you will start making profit.).

It would make life a lot simpler if you stuck to one sentence at a time. This has been suggested several (dozen) times before.
Tufguy, you offered two possibilities in sentence 2: "get back" and "earn". If you want to ask whether you should use "get back" or "earn", write a variation of the sentence with each verb and number them. ​Every time you see the word "or" in one of your example questions, make sure it's part of the sentence and not a way to ask about two different words or phrases.
 

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1) '... for the ​first few months.'
 

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Tufguy, you offered two possibilities in sentence 2: "get back" and "earn". If you want to ask whether you should use "get back" or "earn", write a variation of the sentence with each verb and number them. ​Every time you see the word "or" in one of your example questions, make sure it's part of the sentence and not a way to ask about two different words or phrases.

1) If you start a business you shouldn't expect any profit for the first few months.

2) You will earn what you will invest not a single penny more than that (like if you invest $100 you will get back only $100. Once you have established your business firmly than you will start making profit.).
 

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1) If you start a business you shouldn't expect any profit for the first few months. :tick: [Grammatically correct. Realistically, that should be "the first few years".]

2) You will earn what you will invest not a single penny more than that (like if you invest $100 you will get back only $100. Once you have established your business firmly than you will start making profit.).
The one or two sentences in number 2 are a mess. Write some short, simple sentences without parentheses ("brackets" in BrE) for our consideration.
 

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The one or two sentences in number 2 are a mess. Write some short, simple sentences without parentheses ("brackets" in BrE) for our consideration.

2) You get only that much of money back that you invest in a business for the first few years. Not even a single penny more than that.
 

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For the first few years of running a business, you might break even. You won't make a profit.
 

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2) You get only that much of money back that you invest in a business for the first few years. Not even a single penny more than that.

You get as much money back from a business in the first few years as you invested in it, and no more.
 

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Here's how "make a loss", "break even" and "make a profit" work on a smaller scale than owning a business but the idea is the same.

You buy a pair of trousers for £100. You sell them to someone else for £90. You make a loss.
You buy a pair of trousers for £100. You sell them to someone else for £100. You break even.
You buy a pair of trousers for £100. You sell them to someone else for £110. You make a profit.
 
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