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    Question The word anxiety is derived from the Latin "anxietas"

    1) The word anxiety is derived from the Latin "anxietas"
    2) The word anxiety is derived from Latin "anxietas"
    Which is the right sentence? pls help.

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    Re: The word anxiety is derived from the Latin "anxietas"

    #1 would be correct if you ended it with a period.

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    Re: The word anxiety is derived from the Latin "anxietas"

    not a teacher

    (1) is correct: The word anxiety is derived from the Latin "anxietas".
    Some people may decide not to use the quote marks.

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    Re: The word anxiety is derived from the Latin "anxietas"

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    #1 would be correct if you ended it with a period.
    Thanks.

    Does the period make any difference? For example, is it right to write as below?

    The word anxiety is derived from the Latin "anxietas", meaning, to choke or throttle.

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    Re: The word anxiety is derived from the Latin "anxietas"

    The period makes a difference, in that we end every sentence with a full stop.

    (How's that for marrying BrE with AmE?)

    I can't remember what the Latin anxietas means, but it is a nominative plural noun, not a verb. To choke or throttle, my foot. Probably anxietas means worries.
    Last edited by probus; 21-Feb-2013 at 07:36.

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