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    Sentence structure

    Is there are any golden rule in constructing sentences?? I always tend to write backwards.. please help.
    I'm writting report and don't know what sentence is better/correct/has meaning :)
    EX.:
    1. Information about only two claims is available for the year of 2007.
    2. For year of 2007 information about two claims available.
    3. For the year of 2007 information is available only about two claims.




    Thanks in Advance.
    Last edited by Baba Yaga; 05-Mar-2010 at 00:14.

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    Re: Sentence structure

    Quote Originally Posted by Baba Yaga View Post
    Is there are any golden rule in constructing sentences?? I always tend to write backwards.. please help.
    I'm writting report and don't know what sentence is better/correct/has meaning :)
    EX.:
    1. Information about only two claims is available for the year of 2007.
    2. For year of 2007 information about two claims available.
    3. For the year of 2007 information is available only about two claims.




    Thanks in Advance.
    I would say, "For the year 2007 information is available for only two claims."

    I hope I understand what it is that you are trying to say here.

  2. Eric Davis's Avatar

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    #3

    Re: Sentence structure

    Here is a link to a site regarding
    syntax: Syntax - English sentence structure


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    #4

    Re: Sentence structure

    Don't you need a comma? The sentence begins with a prepositional phrase.
    "For the year 2007, information is available for only two claims."

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    Re: Sentence structure

    Quote Originally Posted by nomibird View Post
    Don't you need a comma? The sentence begins with a prepositional phrase.
    "For the year 2007, information is available for only two claims."
    I would say it is optional in this particular sentence. Is the rule really so hard and fast?

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