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    Is my sentence proper English

    Nothing can substitute practical experience. For example; dentists can't do a good job on a patient, if they stick to theoretical aspects of dentisery.They need to acquire some practical experience to work professionally.


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    Re: Is my sentence proper English

    NOT A TEACHER

    Use a colon ( : ) to introduce examples. So it should be "For example:" rather than "For example;".

    Other than that, I don't see any mistakes. Teachers, correct me if I'm wrong.

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    Re: Is my sentence proper English

    I would prefer a comma to a colon in this case. The semicolon is incorrect.

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    Re: Is my sentence proper English

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    I would prefer a comma to a colon in this case. The semicolon is incorrect.
    You're right. I've just googled the web, and a comma seems to be more common than a colon in this case.

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    Re: Is my sentence proper English

    Nothing can substitute for practical experience. For example, dentists can't do a good job on a patient if they stick to theoretical aspects of dentistry. They need to acquire some practical experience to work professionally.

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