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    Default parts of the reasons ,deliver a speech

    Tim will not join our dinner tonight. Tim is going to deliver a speech in English on stage and sit for an open examination next month. Those're parts of the reasons that he needs to brush up hard in English.

    1. For the above writings, should I say

    a. parts of the reasons
    b. part of the reasons
    c. parts of the reason

    2. Should I say

    a. deliver a speech
    b. present a speech

    3. If there are more than one speech, should I say

    a. two speeches
    b. two speech

    4. Any other mistakes I have made that I should take note of to make the sentences better?

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: parts of the reasons ,deliver a speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    Tim will not be joining us for dinner tonight. He is going to deliver a speech in English on stage and sit for an open examination next month. Those are two of the reasons why he needs to brush up hard in English.

    1. For the above writing, should I say

    a. parts of the reasons
    b. part of the reasons
    c. parts of the reason
    d. two of the reasons

    2. Should I say

    a. deliver/make a speech
    b. present a speech

    3. If there is more than one speech, should I say

    a. two speeches
    b. two speech

    4. Are there any other mistakes I have made that I should take note of to make the sentences better?
    Rover

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    Default Re: parts of the reasons ,deliver a speech

    Those're is not a commonly accepted contraction in writing.

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    Default Re: parts of the reasons ,deliver a speech

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Those're is not a commonly accepted contraction in writing.
    I agree. I would use either "Those are two of the reasons" or "They're two of the reasons".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: parts of the reasons ,deliver a speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
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    Hi Rover,

    Thank you for your kind reply.
    For the question #3

    3. If there is more than one speech, should I say
    ************************************************** ***********************

    You use is to replace are. Is it because there is possibility that there may only have one speech?

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: parts of the reasons ,deliver a speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    Hi Rover,

    Thank you for your kind reply.
    For the question #3

    3. If there is more than one speech, should I say
    ************************************************** ***********************

    You use is to replace are. Is it because there is possibility that there may only have one speech?

    Thank you.
    It has nothing to do with how many speeches there are. It has to do with the grammar of the sentence. "There is one" not "there are one."

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    Default Re: parts of the reasons ,deliver a speech

    Can I ask a question that make me confused about the correction of the moderator?
    Tim will not be joining us for dinner tonight.
    And this is the orginal sentence of Ju:
    Tim will not join our dinner tonight.


    What is the difference between the two sentences?
    What is the problem with Ju's sentence?
    Thank you.

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    Default Re: parts of the reasons ,deliver a speech

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post
    Can I ask a question that make me confused about the correction of the moderator?

    And this is the orginal sentence of Ju:
    Tim will not join our dinner tonight.


    What is the difference between the two sentences?
    What is the problem with Ju's sentence?
    Thank you.
    It's not natural English. We don't say it like that.

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