The following if from a news story in a local newspaper:
The victims have been harassed with lewd phone calls for the last four months. Abusive emails and messages from random email IDs and mobile numbers stolen by the student also flooded the victim's mail and message boxes.
Is the use of 'random' correct in the above sentence?
Last edited by Olympian; 13-Jun-2013 at 03:50. Reason: Forgot to add the question
@MikeNewYork, thank you.
@kouyateamara, thank you and welcome to the forum.
Hello kouyateamara and welcome to the forum. If you are going to answer questions in this forum, you must ensure that your answers are given in correct English.
Yes, it's correct because the email IDs are chosen at random.
Please read this extract from the forum's Posting Guidelines:
You are welcome to answer questions posted in the Ask a Teacher forum as long as your suggestions, help, and advice reflect a good understanding of the English language. If you are not a teacher, you will need to state that clearly at the top of your post. Please note, all posts are moderated by our in-house language experts, so make sure your suggestions, help, and advice house the kind of information an international language teacher would offer. If not, and your posts do not contribute to the topic in a positive way, they will be subject to deletion.
Does the random here means chosen at random or more likely unknown and unidentified ?