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    unorthodox approaches?

    Hi,

    When I want to say there are many tactics or methods so I have to end an 's' with them. How about approach?

    Can I say - unorthodox approaches?

    I understand that I can say unorthodox tactics and unorthodox methods but not sure with the approach...

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    Re: unorthodox approaches?

    Quote Originally Posted by iamtime View Post
    Hi,

    When I want to say there are many tactics or methods so I have to end an 's' with them. How about approach?

    Can I say - unorthodox approaches?

    I understand that I can say unorthodox tactics and unorthodox methods but not sure with the approach...

    Thanks.
    Lau
    Any examples iamtime?

    I saw "Eastern approaches" as the title of an article in the "Economist".

    (My intention was not to say that I read Economist because I don't. I just searched the google for "approaches".)

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    Re: unorthodox approaches?

    Yes, all of those are countable nouns so you simply add the S (or ES).


    What you have written is fine.
    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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    Re: unorthodox approaches?

    Quote Originally Posted by Khosro View Post
    Any examples iamtime?

    I saw "Eastern approaches" as the title of an article in the "The Economist".

    (My intention was not to say that I read The Economist because I don't. I just searched the on google Google for "approaches".)

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    Re: unorthodox approaches?

    Quote Originally Posted by iamtime View Post
    Hi,

    When I want to say there are many tactics or methods so I have to end an 's' with them. How about approach?

    Can I say - unorthodox approaches?

    I understand that I can say unorthodox tactics and unorthodox methods but not sure with the approach...

    Thanks.
    Lau
    I am not a teacher.

    "Approach" is an ordinary noun that makes "approaches" by the ordinary rule.

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    Re: unorthodox approaches?

    Quote Originally Posted by Khosro View Post
    Any examples iamtime?

    I saw "Eastern approaches" as the title of an article in the "Economist".

    (My intention was not to say that I read Economist because I don't. I just searched the google for "approaches".)
    Hi,

    I want to put that word into a context like this below actually,

    'I have felt alienated, and humiliated after becoming a victim of the government's injustice and their unorthodox approaches to remove me.'

    Something like that...

    Thanks

    p.s. actually I think I could just say 'unorthodox tactics' but I am afraid it may be a bit offensive if they read this sentence... lol

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