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    Please correct my sentence

    Hi, here I have following sentence: "no cash-flow in either directions has been happened yet". Here I am not sure should it be "have been" as here I used the word "either" to mean "both directions?" MS Word flags a grammar error highlighting the word "directions".

    Could anyone please suggest me whether I am doing anything wrong?

    Your help will be highly appreciated.

    Thanks

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    Re: Please correct my sentence

    no cash-flow in either directions (remove s) has been (remove been) happened yet

    no cash-flow in either direction has happened yet

    Or you can rewrite it. There has been no cash-flow, in either direction, happening yet.

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    Re: Please correct my sentence

    Actually the subject of the sentence is cash flow. The verb should be in agreement with the subject. Since it's singular, the verb should be singular too.

    The verb should not be in passive voice. And it's better to choose a another verb:

    -No cash-flow has circulated in either of the directions yet.
    -So far, no cash-flow has circulated in either of the directions.

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    Re: Please correct my sentence

    There has been no cash flow either way.

    - cash flow is two separate words.
    - can you say cash flow in a 'direction'?

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    Re: Please correct my sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by chester_100 View Post
    Actually the subject of the sentence is cash flow. The verb should be in agreement with the subject. Since it's singular, the verb should be singular too.

    The verb should not be in passive voice. And it's better to choose a another verb:

    -No cash-flow has circulated in either of the directions yet.
    -So far, no cash-flow has circulated in either of the directions.
    Not a teacher.

    "Flow" and "circulation" are both words to describe movement. You don't need both.

    I would probably say simply that no money has changed hands.

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    Re: Please correct my sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    There has been no cash flow either way.

    - cash flow is two separate words.That's just a compound noun phrase. Way is not idiomatic.
    - can you say cash flow in a 'direction'?

    That's not necessarily wrong; yet, it depends on the context: it can be about the two different trends of a Chart, in which case it's a very appropriate word.
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    Re: Please correct my sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
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    Flow and circulationare both words to describe movement. You don't need both.
    Yes, but they refer to different movements. That's a strong collocation, and perfectly acceptable in the context. It shows that the flow moves in a circular direction. That figurative sense means exchange of money, in the real world.


    I would probably say simply that no money has changed hands.

    There are other ways to convey that too, but we need to be faithful to the original sentence as much as possible. Your suggestion is good, but it lacks the metaphoric senses that can possibly be used in the register of economics: flow, circulation.


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    Cash flow is not a hyphenated word.
    Cash Flow

    'Cash flow in a certain direction', metaphorical or otherwise, does sound odd to me.

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    Re: Please correct my sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    Cash flow is not a hyphenated word.
    Cash Flow

    That doesn't change the fact that it's a noun phrase and a singular word.

    'Cash flow in a certain direction', metaphorical or otherwise, does sound odd to me.
    Search online. And I didn't say it's a metaphor, but I said it can mean trend in a chart.
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