“Absolutely, I want you to be my sister ─ that is if you wish,” Allen said and gave her another hug.

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Why is  the above wrong (my sister- that is if you)

asked Feb 12 '13 at 02:16 Dollie Mason New member

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Your sentence is basically okay (and Sanjay's advice was incorrect).  But you definitely need a comma after that is, and I think a comma would also be a good idea after said, too.  Or the final part of the sentence could be reworded this way: Allen said, before giving her another hug.  

link comment answered Feb 12 '13 at 12:36 Shawn Mooney Expert
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(my sister -if that is your wish )

link comment answered Feb 12 '13 at 14:22 gloria nanetor New member
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(my sister -if that  is your wish)

link comment answered Feb 12 '13 at 14:25 gloria nanetor New member
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“Absolutely, I want you to be my sister ─ that is if you wished,” Allen said and gave her another hug.

link answered Feb 12 '13 at 04:17 sanjay Expert

It doesn't make sense to change the tense of wish here, Sanjay.

Patty TFeb 12 '13 at 11:44

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