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    Cool does this sentence have any grammatical error ? thx

    Hi every one, I am not sure if this sentence has any grammatical error. please help out thank a lot


    It is believed by some that a culture is reflected by its language, on which government should allocate some of its revenue for the protection.

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    Default Re: does this sentence have any grammatical error ? thx

    Quote Originally Posted by wzncx View Post
    Hi every one everyone. I am not sure if this sentence has any grammatical errors. Please help out. Thanks a lot.


    It is believed by some that a culture is reflected by in its language, on to which a government should allocate some of its revenue for the protection.
    With the slight amendments I've made, it's grammatically OK but it's very wordy and a little unnatural. I'm not even sure I have the meaning correct. I think it means:

    "Some people believe that a culture is reflected in its language. The government should allocate some of its revenue to the protection of that language".

    Is that what you meant?

    Note that we allocate funds "to" something, not "of" something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    With the slight amendments I've made, it's grammatically OK but it's very wordy and a little unnatural. I'm not even sure I have the meaning correct. I think it means:

    "Some people believe that a culture is reflected in its language. The government should allocate some of its revenue to the protection of that language".

    Is that what you meant?

    Note that we allocate funds "to" something, not "of" something.

    Yes that is what I mean , and I managed to put these two sentences in one, and according to your comment that the sentence I wrote did not make much sense, could u please help me out here. Great appreciated
    Last edited by wzncx; 16-Jun-2013 at 12:02.

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    Default Re: does this sentence have any grammatical error ? thx

    Quote Originally Posted by wzncx View Post
    Yes that is what I mean , and I managed to put these two sentences in one, and according to your comment that the sentence I wrote did not make much sense, could u please help me out here. Great appreciated
    Do you mean that you want to put the whole thing back into one sentence?
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    yes, great appreciated if u can help me here

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    Default Re: does this sentence have any grammatical error ? thx

    Quote Originally Posted by wzncx View Post
    Yes, it would be greatly appreciated if you can help me here.

    Please note the corrections that I have had to make to your post #1 and post #4. Remember that you must start every sentence with a capital letter, end every sentence with a single punctuation mark and use full English words ("you", not "u").

    Some people believe that a culture is reflected in its language, to the protection of which a government should allocate some of its revenue.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 16-Jun-2013 at 17:26. Reason: Typo in post numbering
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    Default Re: does this sentence have any grammatical error ? thx

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Please note the corrections that I have had to make to your post #1 and post #3. Remember that you must start every sentence with a capital letter, end every sentence with a single punctuation mark and use full English words ("you", not "u").

    Some people believe that a culture is reflected in its language, to the protection of which a government should allocate some of its revenue.
    Thank you very much for your help , and thanks for the advise as well.

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    Default Re: does this sentence have any grammatical error ? thx

    Quote Originally Posted by wzncx View Post
    Thank you very much for your help, and thanks for the advice as well.
    You're welcome though in future, please just click the Like button on a helpful post, instead of sending a Thank You post.

    Don't put a space before a comma and note that "advice" is the noun you were looking for. Advise is a verb.
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