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Dear Ted:

Which of the following sentences is correct?

1) He'd be walking down the block, and he'd always stop by AND say hello.

2) He'd be walking down the block, and he'd always stop by TO say hello.

Thank you,

Paolo

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Dear Paolo:

NOTE:  My eye strain is causing headaches, so I will be unable to answer any more question today.  Thank you.

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Which of the following sentences is correct?

1) He'd be walking down the block, and he'd always stop by AND say hello.

2) He'd be walking down the block, and he'd always stop by TO say hello.

*** The second sentence is correct; the first sentence is not.  In the second sentence, "to say hello" is the REASON he always stopped by.

EXAMPLE:

I went to the grocery store.  
I went to the grocery store TO BUY some apples.

Ted

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I am the bibliographic instruction and reference librarian at a public college. Some members of the English department recommend me to their students. I offer assistance in grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and paragraph development. My master`s thesis concerns William Faulkner`s tragic novels. I formerly taught advanced placement English at two schools in the Philadelphia area.

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B. A. and M. A in English; MSIS in Library & Information Sciences; graduate study in philosophy

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