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    leonardo74 is offline Newbie
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    Default "Correct completion" or "Correct completiness"

    What is the correct form?

    "Correct completion" (of a task)
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    "Correct completiness" (of a task)

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    Default Re: "Correct completion" or "Correct completiness"

    There's no such word as completiness. It's completeness.

    You need to give us an example of a full sentence in which you want to use these phrases.

    Rover

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    Default Re: "Correct completion" or "Correct completiness"

    Examples:

    1) Your answer will help me with the correct completion of my task.

    OR

    2) Your answer will help me with the correct completeness of my task.

    Which one is correct? 1) or 2)?

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    Default Re: "Correct completion" or "Correct completiness"

    Your answer will help me correctly complete my task.
    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: "Correct completion" or "Correct completiness"

    Completeness can never be modified by correct.

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    Default Re: "Correct completion" or "Correct completiness"

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Your answer will help me correctly complete my task.
    Or
    Your answer will help me complete my task correctly.

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    Default Re: "Correct completion" or "Correct completiness"

    Quote Originally Posted by freezeframe View Post
    Completeness can never be modified by correct.
    Why not?

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