for the sake of/ in favor of...

fermin2

Senior Member
Spanish
Hello everyone, I have three sentences I need you to check please, let's say I were to tell someone that he doesn't help to clean the house as he is supposed to, he never sweeps, washes the dishes, mows the lawn etc.. Unless he benefits from it .

my attempts:

1) You don't do anything productive to this house that doesn't benefit you in some way.

2) You don't do anything productive in favor of this house that...

3) You don't do anything for the sake of this house that...


Do all three work here??
 
  • fermin2

    Senior Member
    Spanish
    Thank you very much Greyfriar, I like your version:), but do you think the 3 sentences are also correct??
     
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    Parla

    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    The first one might be okay if you change it slightly: You don't do anything productive around this house.

    The other two don't work.
     

    fermin2

    Senior Member
    Spanish
    Thank you guys very much. So my sentence should read like this:

    --You don't do anything productive around this house that doesn't benefit you in some way.

    Does it sound natural now?
     
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