Would it sound weird if I say "having something to say and saying it to be listened to" here instead of "Having something to say... and the way to say it so people listen to it"?
Good question! No, it wouldn't sound weird to say "having something to say and saying it to be listened to" here. This sentence sounds perfectly fine and is okay to use. It still indicates a purpose of getting people to listen, however, it doesn't quite express that there is a struggle of people listening in the first place like the original sentence. If you wanted to express this more clearly, you could also rephrase the sentence as "having something to say and saying it in a way people will listen to".
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