[Grammar] insist

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pallavi kakkar

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Hi,

please let me know if the sentence mentioned below is correct:

1) I kept insisting and he finally gave in.

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Pallavi
 

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That looks fine as long as you insisted more than once.
 

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Hi,

please let me know if the sentence mentioned below is correct:

1) I kept insisting and he finally gave in.

Regards

Pallavi

You can add a comma after insisting to separate the two independent clauses.

I kept insisting, and he finally gave in.
 

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Hi,

please let me know if the sentence mentioned below is correct:

1) I kept insisting and he finally gave in.

Regards

Pallavi
:up: :)hi:)

Incidentally, you may already know this, but it may be new to some readers. When you give 'insist' an object, the preposition to use is 'on': 'I insist on punctuality'.

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I wonder did I get the comment properly.

I kept insisting on his hard working.

I kept insisting on his hard work. This is wrong, isn't it?

Could a verb follow the preposition on? Probably not. Please let me know that I be sure.

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BobK

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I wonder did I get the comment properly.

I kept insisting on his hard working.

I kept insisting on his hard work. This is wrong, isn't it?

Could a verb follow the preposition on? Probably not. Please let me know that I be sure.

Thanks
The brown one is nearly right; the gerund has to come first: 'I kept insisting on his working hard'. (That's not a very natural way to say it though; 'I insisted on hard work' would be more like it.)

In the green sentence, the 'his' is a problem. It would be OK in another sense of 'insist' [='keep saying that something's true']: "I insisted on his honesty" [='I kept saying that he was honest']. Your sentence isn't wrong, but I don't think many native speakers would use it.

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