Proofreading Service - Pain in the English
Proofreading Service - Pain in the English

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24-Hour Proofreading Service—We proofread your Google Docs or Microsoft Word files. We hate grammatical errors with passion. Learn More

Proofreading Service - Pain in the English
Proofreading Service - Pain in the English

Your Pain Is Our Pleasure

24-Hour Proofreading Service—We proofread your Google Docs or Microsoft Word files. We hate grammatical errors with passion. Learn More

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MiMi

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September 22, 2011

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Just because..., (it) doesn’t mean...

  • September 22, 2011, 11:19pm

Remove the apostrophe from 'doesn't'.

“Just because I was mean to you, it does not mean you should be mean to me.” OR
“Just because I was mean to you, does not mean you should be mean to me.” OR
“Just because I was mean to you, that does not mean you should be mean to me.”

In the first, what subject is "it" referring to? It's like the "they" in "they say you should wait thirty minutes before swimming after a meal." Ambiguous and airy. In the third, "that" is similarly vague.

The second is preferable, and to me, reads better both with "doesn't" and "does not".