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    1) On no account leave the house unlocked

    2) Don't on any account leave the house unlocked


    Hello,

    Please, what clause is correct or can I say both? thank you

    Authorkeeblerelf (908281) 06 Dec 22, 11:39
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    1) is correct.

    #1Author Gibson (418762) 06 Dec 22, 11:40
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    Vgl.

     Is it hilarious? All I can say is that it will make you – if not your good pal Bridezilla – snort like a dragon. Don't, on any account, combine reading it with lunch.

    Scenes from an Impending Marriage by Adrian Tomine – review | Comics and graphic novels | The Guardian


    Ist das nicht korrektes BE?

    #2Author wienergriessler (925617) 06 Dec 22, 11:50
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    In conversation, you could say 2) as well. In fact, most people probably would.


    Edit: #2 Yes, it is correct English.

    #3Author captain flint (782544)  06 Dec 22, 11:53
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    Right, colloquial-conversational. Even some 100 years ago in Scott Moncrieff's Proust translation. M. Verdurin to his wife:


    "‘Why, do you know, she wants so much to meet you again some day at luncheon. We must arrange it, but don’t on any account let Swann hear about it. He spoils everything, don’t you know. ...'"

    #4AuthorBion (1092007)  06 Dec 22, 12:01
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    (edit.)

    #5Author Gibson (418762)  06 Dec 22, 12:35
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    Thank you very much to all who answered. I much appreciate your help:)

    #6Authorkeeblerelf (908281) 06 Dec 22, 23:27
     
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