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Offline navi

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it was his idea for
« on: August 28, 2013, 12:18:21 pm »
Which are correct:
1-He came up with that idea for his wife not to leave him.

2-He came up with that idea so that his wife would not leave him.

3-That was his idea for his wife not to leave him.

4-That was his idea so that his wife would not leave him.

Gratefully,
Navi.

Offline Darryl

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Re: it was his idea for
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2013, 01:29:42 pm »
#2 is the only one that sounds natural.

Offline navi

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Re: it was his idea for
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2013, 12:07:07 am »
Thank you very much Darryl for all your kind replies.

What do you think of these:

a-It was his plan so that his wife would not leave him.

b-It was his plan for his wife not to leave him.

c-It was his plan to keep his wife from leaving him.


They are all supposed to mean the same. I am pretty sure 'c' is correct.

Gratefully,
Navi.

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Re: it was his idea for
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2013, 12:26:16 pm »
Yeah, c it is.