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    #1

    Rewrite the sentence, please?

    Hi!
    Rewrite the sentence.
    1. They will not announce the decision formally.
    --> No formal.................................................. ..
    There are 3 answers.
    a- No formal announcement of the decision will be made.
    b- No formal decision will be announced.
    c- No formal way will they announce the decision.
    Which is correct, please?

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    #2

    Re: Rewrite the sentence, please?

    I prefer choice "a" because it focuses on the formality of the announcement.
    "b" focuses on the formality of the decision. Odd.
    "c" is ... odd.


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    #3

    Re: Rewrite the sentence, please?

    The adverb 'formally' modifies the verb 'announce'. We therefore need the adjective 'formal' to modify the noun 'announcement'. It's 'a'.

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    #4

    Re: Rewrite the sentence, please?

    Quote Originally Posted by hoangkha View Post
    Hi!
    Rewrite the sentence.
    1. They will not announce the decision formally.
    --> No formal.................................................. ..
    There are 3 answers.
    a- No formal announcement of the decision will be made.
    b- No formal decision will be announced.
    c- No formal way will they announce the decision.
    Which is correct, please?
    (a): sounds more acceptable than other two

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    #5

    Re: Rewrite the sentence, please?

    It is A.

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