don't have another affair and...

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don't have another affair and...

Post by azz » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:18 am

a. Don't walk out of the room slamming the door.
b. Don't walk out of the room and slam the door.

c. Don't have another affair breaking your wife's heart.
d. Don't have another affair and break your wife's heart.

Which of the above are grammatically correct?
Which are natural?

What is interesting is that in the first two you can go out without slamming the door, but in the second two the idea is that you shouldn't have another affair because that would break your wife's heart. That is why I have doubts about (c). I don't know if it is saying 'Don't have another affair' or if it is saying 'Make sure you don't break your wife's heart if you are having an affair'.

Many thanks.

Re: don't have another affair and...

Post by tony h » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:33 am

When I read these they all seemed rather tortured. Not phrases that appear natural.
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I'm puzzled therefore I think.

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