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    Verb grammar rule

    -skills required for effective communication

    Is the above sentence correct? I think it should be as follows.

    skills are required for effective communication.

    Please advice me grammar rule

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    Re: Verb grammar rule

    That's not a sentence. Provide the entire sentence, or even more context, and then we can see what is proper.

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    Re: Verb grammar rule

    Writing and speaking skills are required for effective communication.
    Grammatically correct?

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    Re: Verb grammar rule

    Quote Originally Posted by sunsunmoon View Post
    Writing and speaking skills are required for effective communication.
    Grammatically correct?
    Yes.

    But the text given in the original post could be correct, for example:

    None of the candidates interviewed had the skills required for effective communication.

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    Re: Verb grammar rule

    - None of the candidates interviewed had the skills require for effective communication.

    Is it correct? if not why

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    Re: Verb grammar rule

    No, it's "skills required." When a verb (require) is used as an adjective (to describe "skills") we use the past participle form (-ed).

    The given changes. The contract offered. The tickets acquired.

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