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    Cool nowadays American cinema

    Can we say "nowadays American cinema"?

    Would be better "present American cinema"?

    Anyway, can "nowadays" be used as above?

    Thanks

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    Re: nowadays American cinema

    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    Can we say "nowadays American cinema"?

    Would be better "present American cinema"?

    Anyway, can "nowadays" be used as above?

    Thanks
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Good morning, Bushwhacker.

    (1) I do not think that you can use "nowadays" as an adjective.

    (2) I think it is preferable to say:

    Present-day American cinema is winning many international awards.

    Current American cinema is more concerned with entertainment than discussing serious problems.

    (3) I think you could use "nowadays" as an adverb:

    American cinema nowadays is starting to touch on many taboo subjects.

    OR with a comma:

    Nowadays, American cinema is facing stiff competition from filmmakers in other countries.

    Have a nice day!

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    Cool Re: nowadays American cinema

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Good morning, Bushwhacker.

    (1) I do not think that you can use "nowadays" as an adjective.

    (2) I think it is preferable to say:

    Present-day American cinema is winning many international awards.

    Current American cinema is more concerned with entertainment than discussing serious problems.

    (3) I think you could use "nowadays" as an adverb:

    American cinema nowadays is starting to touch on many taboo subjects.

    OR with a comma:

    Nowadays, American cinema is facing stiff competition from filmmakers in other countries.

    Have a nice day!
    But "the present-day American cinema" or "present-day American cinmea"?

    Thanks

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    Re: nowadays American cinema

    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    But "the present-day American cinema" or "present-day American cinmea"?

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    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    I would not use "the."

    But I could easily be wrong.

    If you do not get any other replies, why not repost this one

    specific sentence and see what other people say.

    Have a nice day!

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    Re: nowadays American cinema

    I think 'contemporary American cinema' is probably best here. One often writes 'contemporary [art form]' in this sense: contemporary literature, contemporary art, contemporary architecture.

    I think 'present-day American cinema' is fine, however, if you are restricting the sense more to the here and now.

    Hope that helps!

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