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I've just wanted to make a sentence then my sentence is like that

I am an athletic person, which means probably I won't need crutches TO BE HELPED for walking in the future.

I feel like this sentence is a bit odd because of to be helped. Is this sentence correct or should I make some corrections, if so what should i write instead of TO BE HELPED . Thanks for responses.

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    I think you can just leave out "to be helped". The purpose of crutches is understood in context.
    – user3169
    Feb 2 '16 at 21:21
  • You added your comment just as I was composing my answer saying the same. :) Feb 2 '16 at 21:26
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It sounds like you're wanting to construct something like:

...I probably won't need to be helped by crutches...

It's still a bit awkward. IMHO it would be just as well to leave that out altogether. What's wrong with:

I am an athletic person, which means I probably won't need crutches for walking in the future.

or:

I am an athletic person, which means in the future I probably won't need crutches for walking.

(Although I'm not sure that current athleticism is a reliable predictor of future crutch-needing.)

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  • Depending on the type of athletics being discussed, it could indeed be a reliable predictor that you are going to need crutches again.
    – Damien H
    Feb 3 '16 at 4:38

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