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    #1

    is "some" necessary in my sentence?

    Hi,

    Question:
    Which sentence is better?
    Do i have to write the word "some"

    Sentece1:
    I am a person who has some excellent achievements.
    Sentece2:
    I am a person who has excellent achievements.

    My opinion:

    We discussed a similar topic before.

    The sentence in that topic was: I am a person with some excellent achievements.

    However, this sentence has a relative pronoun, so I am not sure whether the word "some" or not.

    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: is "some" necessary in my sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    Hi,

    Question:
    Which sentence is better?
    Do i have to write the word "some"

    Sentece1:
    I am a person who has some excellent achievements.
    Sentece2:
    I am a person who has excellent achievements.

    My opinion:
    We discussed a similar topic before.

    The sentence in that topic was: I am a person with some excellent achievements.

    However, this sentence has a relative pronoun, so I am not sure whether the word "some" or not.

    Thanks
    "Some" is just quantifying "how many" excellent achievements. You could have used many, numerous, few, an, no,etc. They all quantify as well.

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    #3

    Re: is "some" necessary in my sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by redcrows View Post
    "Some" is just quantifying "how many" excellent achievements. You could have used many, numerous, few, an, no,etc. They all quantify as well.

    Hi,

    Is it possible to "not use any word at all"?

    Eg,
    Sentece2:
    I am a person who has excellent achievements.
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    #4

    Re: is "some" necessary in my sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    Hi,

    Is it possible to "not use any word at all"? yes

    Eg,
    Sentece2:
    I am a person who has excellent achievements. This can mean that all your achievements, at least the ones relevant to the current discusion, are excellent.

    Look at the sentences below.

    Miss Zhang's class has some excellent students. (not all are excellent)
    Miss Zhang's class has excellent students. (possibly all are excellent)
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    #5

    Re: is "some" necessary in my sentence?

    Leaving grammar aside, the sentence without 'some' suggests that you are up yourself (arrogant).

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    #6

    Re: is "some" necessary in my sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    Hi,

    Question:
    Which sentence is better?
    Do i have to write the word "some"

    Sentece1:
    I am a person who has some excellent achievements.
    Sentece2:
    I am a person who has excellent achievements.

    My opinion:

    We discussed a similar topic before.

    The sentence in that topic was: I am a person with some excellent achievements.

    However, this sentence has a relative pronoun, so I am not sure whether the word "some" or not.

    Thanks
    I would add that in the US we usually refrain from speaking of our excellent achievements. We would describe our achievements and hope that they demonstrate that we have, indeed, accomplished excellent things.

    Good luck!

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    #7

    Re: is "some" necessary in my sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    Hi,
    Sentece1:
    I am a person who has some excellent achievements.
    Sentece2:
    I am a person who has excellent achievements.
    Why not simply "I am an achiever."?

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