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URGENT - need grammar pedants NOW!

(10 Posts)
Hausfrau Tue 31-May-05 12:20:40

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Janh Tue 31-May-05 12:23:20

yes, I think so.

Janh Tue 31-May-05 12:23:30

HTH

albert Tue 31-May-05 12:23:30

Yes, I reckon you should.

moozoboozo Tue 31-May-05 12:24:01

I would put the question mark in

starlover Tue 31-May-05 12:24:05

yes, because you are asking a question... WHY not take them to xyz?

Janh Tue 31-May-05 12:24:38

Or you could rephrase it:

"if blah, you could take them to XYZ" or "XYZ is a useful place to visit if blah".

Mum2girls Tue 31-May-05 12:25:35

yes - or you could say, "If blah blah blah, consider taking them to XYZ"

Hausfrau Tue 31-May-05 12:26:08

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slartibardfast Tue 31-May-05 12:30:31

Why not rephrase it to "if blah blah blah, you might take them to XYZ", because if the question mark, which is needed for the grammar to be correct, is so far away from the questioning word that the sentence looks disjointed, then the reader forgets that they started it off with a question three lines ago, and is surprised to find it at the end?

:-)

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