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so simple(,) yet so inspiring / The next time (that/when) you fail and feel battered... 1. a. The words are so simple, yet so inspiring. b. The words are so simple yet so inspiring. c.The message is simple, yet inspiring. d.The message is simple yet inspiring. →Are they all correct? Should I add a comma before "yet"? Which one do you prefer, with or without the comma? 2. a. The next time you fail and feel battered and bruised by an experience, remember that Japanese proverb and just give it another go. b. The next time *when* you fail and feel battered and bruised by an experience, remember that Japanese proverb and just give it another go. c. The next time *that* you fail and feel battered and bruised by an experience, remember that Japanese proverb and just give it another go. →Are they all correct? Which one is more common? Thanks!
May 7, 2016 1:17 PM
Answers · 1
1. All of these are actually correct, but adding the comma breaks the sentence into two parts and makes it easier to read. So it is best to use the comma but you don't -need- to. 2. A and C are both correct, it's a little hard to describe why B isn't correct, you can change the sentence a little bit to make it make sense but if you were to do that: "Next time, when you fail and feel battered and bruised by an experience, remember that Japanese proverb and just give it another go." It sounds like you're saying next time they try they'll definitely fail and feel battered and bruised! So A and C are best. A is more common though as it's easier to say and easier to read.
May 7, 2016
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