is this sentence ok?

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hi,

"I think I am going to buy it now. If I don't, someone else may buy it and I am going to miss this bargain...".

is the sentence above ok?

thanks,
jc
 

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Surely it is correct as stated: miss this bargain. It relates back to the first sentence where 'it' is 'this bargain'.
But "miss this bargain" is not authentic native speech.
And "it" is not really "this bargain"; "it" is the thing you are going to buy.

Also the original sentence is very wordy. Something like the following is more likely to be said by a native speaker.
I think I'll buy it now. If I don't, someone else (probably) will and I'll miss a bargain.
 
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I think I'll buy it now. If I don't, someone else (probably) will and I'll miss a bargain.

hi,

that's what i am looking for: the way a native would speak.

there's one thing i have noticed: natives do not understand you easily if you do not speak like them (even when you speak a grammatically correct english...).

thanks a lot,
jc
 
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