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    Question Grammer suggestion

    I have some confusions on the following sentences

    1. "The disease spectrum in Indians has not been well-characterized"
    in the above sentence, after Indians it should be 'have or has'? if 'has' should be there, then what is the reason?

    2. By aforesaid reason, we, students endeavored to notice really malaria is under-diagnosed in our country by studying controls and cases.
    I need suggestion on this sentence too. Kindly pointout what are the mistakes?

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    Default Re: Grammer suggestion

    1. It's "has" because it refers to the singular 'spectrum', and not to the plural 'Indians'.

    2. By aforesaid reason, we, students endeavored to notice really malaria is under-diagnosed in our country by studying controls and cases.
    Your main mistake is writing a sentence that no-one would ever speak. Keep it simple. I would express it as something like, " For this reason, [or "Because of this,"] we students studied controls and cases, and noticed [or "concluded"] that malaria is under-diagnosed in this country".
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 22-Aug-2013 at 18:03. Reason: Fixing typo.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Default Re: Grammer suggestion

    Welcome to the forums, srinimbt.

    Note the correct spelling of 'grammar', and that a better title would have been 'The disease spectrum in Indians....'


    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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    Default Re: Grammer suggestion

    Sure Mr. Rover_KE from next time will do it.

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    thanks mr. grumpy

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    Default Re: Grammer suggestion

    My another doubt, what is the exact difference between sentences like "The district administration reviewed the situation" and "The district administration has reviewed the situation", "curfew was relaxed for over two hours in three areas of trouble-hit Muzaffarnagar" and "curfew had relaxed for over two hours in three areas of trouble-hit Muzaffarnagar"
    One thing i can understand is that linking verb are used to connect subject and the adjective

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