Is this sentence correct? "She needs to buy a car, it would be very helpful to her."?
Please, help me
- Anonymous2 months agoFavorite Answer
No, it's incorrect because it's a run-on sentence.
Say instead: She needs to buy a car; it would be very helpful to her.
Or: She needs to buy a car because it would be very helpful to her.
fyi: "needs to + infinitive" is a folk expression not necessarily involving "need."
She should buy a car because having one would be very helpful.
- CogitoLv 72 months ago
I agree with Bluebellbbk.
A more succinct version would be, "It would help her a lot if she were to buy a car."
- ?Lv 72 months ago
In fact it's two sentences. Each of them can stand alone as an independent clause.As you can't join two sentences with a comma, you'll have to decide whether to separate them completely, or connect them with a semi-colon.
She needs to buy a car. It would be very helpful to her.orShe needs to buy a car; it would be very helpful to her.