Our social security is deterioriting.
In the above sentence, can the word "deterioriting" be replaced by "degenerating" or "worsening" ?
I have a furhter question about this thread as written. The following sentences express the same idea. Which is acceptable or better?
In #2 and #3, which is acceptable, ever or even?
(1) As our society has high crime rate, it shows the police are ever more important.
(2) As our social order is deteriorating, the police are ever more important.
(3) As our society's safety deteriorates, it shows the police are even more important.
(4) As social order deteriorates, the police become more important than ever.
Last edited by contiluo; 22-Nov-2010 at 12:38. Reason: adding a sentence
But, especially in spoken English a speaker doesn't always work out the way an utterance hangs together in the terms of written grammar before starting, so often changes structure after the first few words. So an examiner would expect something like 'The deterioration in our social order shows that...' or 'The rise in the crime rate is a sign of...', but a speaker might well produce your 1 and 3.