pictures to be able to price these pictures

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Silver

Senior Member
Chinese,Cantonese,Sichuan dialect
Hello everyone, yesterday I took some photos then I asked one of my female friend to evaluate it, but she suddenly said:


"I don’t know enough about the pictures to be able to price these pictures"


I guess the sentence is a bit clumsy and misleading, it shall rewrite as:


"I don't know enough about the pictures, I am not able to price these pictures"

Is it right?
 
  • tannen2004

    Senior Member
    English/USA

    "I don't know enough about the pictures. I am not able to price these pictures"
    You would have to make it into two sentences, but in fact, I find this clumsier than your friend's original sentence, which is almost fine.

    "I don’t know enough about the pictures to be able to price these pictures them"
     

    owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    Her sentence is fine. Yours will also work with a slight change in wording or punctuation: (1)As/Because I don't know enough about the pictures, I am not able to price these pictures. (2) I don't know enough about the pictures, so I am not able to price them. (3) I don't know enough about these pictures; I am unable to price them.
     
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