Can someone help me out with this sentence and tellme what need to be corrected..
Though I tend to wait until the last minute to begin my tasks or assignments I tend to finish them before the deadline.
The first part of your sentence is an introductory dependent clause. It requires a comma to separate it from the rest of the sentence. I would replace one of the 'tends' with 'usually'.
Though I usually wait until the last minute to begin my tasks or assignments, I tend to finish them before the deadline.
|link comment||answered Jan 13 '13 at 03:40 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow|
Here's my two cents, just to be contrary. I agree that you shouldn't use "tend to" twice. I would flip them the other way, though.
Though I tend to wait until the last minute to begin my tasks or assignments, I usually finish them before the deadline.
I'm still bored. It would be nice if this forum were better suited to conversation.
|link||answered Jan 13 '13 at 04:11 Patty T Grammarly Fellow|
It seems a toss-up as to which is the best, and I'd like to hear other opinions. Which is more frequent, tending to wait or usually waiting? Tending to finish or usually finishing? I would probably have to vote for Patty here, but it is definitely an open question.
Does a "tendency" pull rank over the adverb of frequency usually? Hmm...
|link comment||answered Jan 13 '13 at 13:15 Shawn Mooney Expert|
Hero of the day
Person wrote the most question comments.