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    Please check out the following sentence. Is it acceptable?

    Top priority is given to character of the applicants.

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    Re: character

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    Please check out the following sentence. Is it acceptable?

    Top priority is given to the character of the applicants.
    See above. You need to add "the".

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    Re: character

    Top priority is given to the character of the applicants.

    emsr2d2 corrected the grammar, but it is still a very strange thing to say.

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    Re: character

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    Top priority is given to the character of the applicants.

    emsr2d2 corrected the grammar, but it is still a very strange thing to say.
    Very true. I must admit I didn't really consider the content.

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    Re: character

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Very true. I must admit I didn't really consider the content.
    I find that I do that at least once a week.. I think it's one of the things that happens to some of us.

    When I was a teacher trainer, I constantly had to point out to trainees that it probably wasn't a good idea to praise effusively a student who had just uttered a totally meaningless collection of words. Their defence was often, "Well, it was grammatically correct - that's what I was praising".

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