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how would i change this sentence to make it correct

See example:

I think having good social skills is important because you can make friends faster, talk more in school or at your job.
asked Feb 20 '13 at 15:13 sonia lasso New member

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It's close to being correct! What's missing is parallel structure in the list of three items that follows the words "you can." To make the items parallel, make sure that each one has a verb in it. For instance:

 

I think having good social skills is important because you can make friends faster, talk more in school and participate more at your job.

 

Or you can combine the second and third list items so that they share the same verb:

 

I think having good social skills is important because you can make friends faster, and talk more in school and at your job.

 

Also, depending on what tone you want to set, consider dropping "I think" to give your sentence more confidence:

 

Having good social skills is important because you can make friends faster, and talk more in school and at your job.

 

Hope that helps!

link comment answered Feb 20 '13 at 16:02 Actually Holly Expert
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Holly gave you excellent advice, but I would suggest that at work is more natural than at your job.

link answered Feb 20 '13 at 16:26 Shawn Mooney Expert

I like that better too. But I guess someone didn't like either of our advice!

Actually HollyFeb 20 '13 at 16:57

Holly, I hope you can get used to downvotes without any comments: I am trying to. :) It is a disservice to the questioners, but a fact of life...

Shawn MooneyFeb 20 '13 at 17:36

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