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Grammar check
Posted by: TonetteP (192.168.128.---)
Date: December 14, 2006 02:30PM

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Is this sentence below grammatically correct ? I mean the word "convinced" follows the word " depart" correct , If not what should the sentence be correctly changed to ? Thank you.

"I depart convinced that today's U.N. does more than ever before, and does it better than ever before. Yet our work is far from complete indeed, it never will be," Annan said.


Re: Grammar check
Posted by: lg (Moderator)
Date: December 14, 2006 02:41PM

If it is this part that's under consideration:
"I depart convinced that today's U.N. does more than ever before...

It might be clearer if it were changed to this:

"I depart the U.N. convinced that it does more than ever before...


That's just a matter of this reader's preference, technically the version you posted is not incorrect, merely awkward.


Les


Re: Grammar check
Posted by: TonetteP (192.168.128.---)
Date: December 14, 2006 04:31PM

Thank you Les . I feel better now smiling smiley

Tonette


Re: Grammar check
Posted by: JohnnySansCulo (192.168.128.---)
Date: December 14, 2006 04:47PM

I wonder if there ever was confusion between "You're Kofi" and "Your coffee"

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/14/2006 04:47PM by JohnnySansCulo.


Re: Grammar check
Posted by: JohnnySansCulo (192.168.128.---)
Date: December 14, 2006 04:49PM

Apparently, Yes:

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Re: Grammar check
Posted by: JosephT (192.168.128.---)
Date: December 14, 2006 05:43PM

It's really a matter of correct punctuation. Insert a comma after "depart" and the sentence is grammatically correct. "I depart, convinced that today's UN...." is technically fine.

Joe




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