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Thread: Weird phrasing?

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    Weird phrasing?

    In this sentence:

    Routine doctor checkups allow diseases to be detected early.

    Or is this better:

    Routine doctor checkups detect diseases early.

    Which one is grammatically correct?


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    #2

    Re: Weird phrasing?

    Both are grammatically correct; however, I would prefer the first one because it is used more often by Americans.

    Just curious, are you an American? Or did you just randomly down your location?

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    #3

    Re: Weird phrasing?

    Nope, I'm really just unsure of whether detection should be grammatically more direct or not.


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    Re: Weird phrasing?

    what do you mean by more grammatically direct or not?

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