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    Unhappy Help with a Idiom/Vocabulary/Grammar question PLEASE

    Dear teachers,

    I am writing a resume and have an English question, can you help me please?

    I am discussing a previous tutoring position and one of the bullet points reads:

    "Selected on the basis of teaching skill and academic achievement in the disciplines tutored"

    However, in this context, since I am referring to two things, should it be:

    "Selected on the bases of teaching skill and academic achievement in the disciplines tutored" ?

    I am obviously referring to the disciplines of math and physics . Thank you in advance for your assistance.

    Best regards,

    Chris


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    Re: Help with a Idiom/Vocabulary/Grammar question PLEASE

    Personally, I would use basis. Although a case can be made for bases, I wouldn't use it here. I know the argument; but to me bases still looks hypercorrect at best and confusing at worst. I see no crime in using basis here, and it's much clearer. Other opinions may vary.

    Greg

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    Re: Help with a Idiom/Vocabulary/Grammar question PLEASE

    I would use basis too- they're not completely separate categories to be considered in isolation, IMO.

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