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    Unhappy Help me change this sentence

    i got this sentence off the internet but i want to change it into my own words, could you please change it into something an 8th grader/year 8 student would write :)

    Violence against women is a systemic, social problem rooted in persistent gender inequity, and is often marred by myths and misconceptions. The media isn’t solely responsible for this; we all participate in sustaining this status quo. Nevertheless, news media inform us, and has a responsibility to do so accurately. And it’s in this space where our research can be of benefit.

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    Default Re: Help me change this sentence

    Welcome to the forum, taylordib. :Hi:
    Quote Originally Posted by taylordib View Post
    i got this sentence off the internet but i want to change it into my own words, could you please change it into something an 8th grader/year 8 student would write :)
    We can't change it into your words!

    If you'd like to try to simplify it yourself, we can correct and comment on your work.

    Please remember to use a capital letter for the pronoun I.

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    Default Re: Help me change this sentence

    And note that it's not a sentence: it's a paragraph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    If you'd like to try to simplify it yourself, we can correct and comment on your work.
    Unless it is homework!

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    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Default Re: Help me change this sentence

    <<<Nevertheless, news media inform us, and has a responsibility to do so accurately.>>>

    This sentence is not correct. Most people see "media" as plural; some use it as singular. But you have used it both ways.

    Use either "media inform us" and "have the responsibility" (preferred) or
    "media informs us" and "has the responsibility".

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