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robjen
Posted: Friday, July 2, 2021 10:12:04 PM
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I have made up the sentences below.

(1) I don't want to work more than eight hours a day every day, which will in effect increase my anxiety.

(2) I don't want to work more than eight hours a day every day. Doing so will in effect increase my anxiety.


Which one is clear and correct? Thank you very much.
FounDit
Posted: Saturday, July 3, 2021 11:53:33 AM

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robjen wrote:
I have made up the sentences below.

(1) I don't want to work more than eight hours a day every day, which will, in effect, increase my anxiety.

(2) I don't want to work more than eight hours a day every day. Doing so will, in effect, increase my anxiety.


Which one is clear and correct? Thank you very much.


Both might be said, but (2) is the best. However, the parenthetical phrase, "in effect", should have a comma before and after it since it is additional information.

That can be avoided if you choose by a bit of rewording: "I don't want to work more than eight hours a day every day. Doing so will effectively increase my anxiety".


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