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    Question noun or -ing

    Dears,

    Are these sentences correct?

    The main economy problems today are rise prices.
    The main economy problems today are rising prices.
    The Milk rise price affects the economy.
    The Milk rising price affects the economy.
    The Milk price rise affects the economy.
    The Milk price rising affects the economy.

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    Re: noun or -ing

    Quote Originally Posted by YATenglish View Post
    Dears,

    Are these sentences correct?

    The main economy problems today are rise prices.
    The main economy problems today are rising prices.
    The Milk rise price affects the economy.
    The Milk rising price affects the economy.
    The Milk price rise affects the economy.
    The Milk price rising affects the economy.
    Unfortunately, none of your sentences are correct. The last four all have one capitalisation error in common and three of them have other errors. The first two have an error in common.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: noun or -ing

    The milk rise price affects the economy.
    The milk rising price affects the economy.
    The milk price rise affects the economy.
    The milk price rising affects the economy.

    Would you please correct the remaining sentences.

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    Re: noun or -ing

    If you had numbered them, only #3 would be acceptable.

    You could also say 'The rising price of milk affects the economy'.

    Rover

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