Are the following sentences grammatically correct?
Do you go to donate your organs before die?
Will you donate your organs before you die?
- A.J.Lv 74 weeks agoFavorite Answer
The grammar is correct or close to it. The communication is probably not as intended.
To donate is the act of giving. When stating "die" it implies organs not needed in death. On special cases people donate a kidney while still alive which makes the statement strange as "organs". You are missing the word "pledge".
The first question provides a picture of a person walking in and getting cut into pieces while still alive. It is more like a horror movie. The second should be "Will you pledge to donate your organs before you die?" and the word "pledge" is very important and a future donation permission after death.
The issue is not grammar. It is communication. It is common to make this type of error in learning English. You must always remember, a language is FIRST about communication, and SECOND is about grammar.
- RPLv 74 weeks ago
The second is fine (will you ...). The first has errors that make it incorrect.
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
The first is totally wrong, it suggests that you want to go to a hospital while still alive and have your organs removed!
The second can be understood, but it is not the usual form.
Maybe something like: "Are you going to sign organ donation papers before you die?"
- ♥Sweetness♥Lv 74 weeks ago
The second option is correct, BUT~ it is asking if someone wants to give up their organs while they are still living. This may not be the exact thing you are looking to convey in your sentence.
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- blankLv 64 weeks ago
Most would say something simply like "Are you an organ donor?"
Most will understand that the vast majority of general organ donation is signed up for prior to death and after death the organs are harvested for donation.
Now - there is a small segment of "live" organ donation too. Most would ask something like "Would you consider being a live organ donor?"
Again it would be understood that only those organs that CAN be provided whilst you are alive would be up for discussion. You can donate part of your liver, a lobe of a lung or a kidney.... but not a heart... as a live organ donor.
Hope this helps.
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
Neither - I would only contemplate the donation of my organs after my death. (Not that anyone would want them)