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    Default Is this sentence gramatically correct?

    "Speech recognition software could be problematic, because they are not yet capable of processing human speech with a success rate of hundred percent."

    I have a presentation to make and I have to make sure all of my sentences make sense. Could you please tell me if the sentence above is grammatically correct?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Default Re: Is this sentence gramatically correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Super Sonic View Post
    Speech recognition software could be problematic because they are not yet capable of processing human speech with a success rate of hundred percent
    I would suggest:
    Speech recognition software can be problematic because it is not yet capable of processing human speech with a 100% success rate.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: Is this sentence gramatically correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I would suggest:
    Speech recognition software can be problematic because it is not yet capable of processing human speech with a 100% success rate.
    Why is it not "A speech recognition software" or "Speech recognition softwares"? (It's not my area but I assume there are more than one softwares recognising speech")

    Thanks for your replies in advance.

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    Default Re: Is this sentence gramatically correct?

    Software is another one of those pesky non-countable nouns. Programs and applications are countable, but software is not.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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