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    Three question.

    Hi, I got some problem in a essay, Could I ask for your help?

    "The policy will divide the market into two segments, one for locals and another for both locals and non-locals."

    Q1.Is "another" rightly used in the sentence, should it be substituted by "the other"?

    "Given there are only 5000 flats provided in the scheme, the total amount of local buyers is too large to be covered."

    Q2.Is it a reasonable sentence, can I convey the message that "the number of the flats in the scheme is too small to cover all the local buyers"?

    The policy of excluding non-locals from local property market will tarnish our reputation as a free economy and reduce the incentives of foreign investors to park their capital in Hong Kong

    Q3. Are the underlined phrases rightly used?

    Thanks so much

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    Re: Three question.

    Quote Originally Posted by KSSEEJ View Post
    Hi, I got some problem in a essay, Could I ask for your help?

    "The policy will divide the market into two segments, one for locals and another for both locals and non-locals."

    Q1.Is "another" rightly used in the sentence, should it be substituted by "the other"?
    Please start a new thread for the unrelated questions.

    It should be "the other."

    When you say you have two things, you can talk about "one" and "the other."
    When you have many things, you can talk about "one" and "another" and "another."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Three question.

    Quote Originally Posted by KSSEEJ View Post
    Hi, I got some problem in a essay, Could I ask for your help?
    NOT A TEACHER

    Note that "got" is not a proper substitute for "have got" or "have." You may have heard it in spoken English, but it's not considered to be "good" English.

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    Re: Three question.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken Sandwich View Post
    NOT A TEACHER

    Note that "got" is not a proper substitute for "have got" or "have." You may have heard it in spoken English, but it's not considered to be "good" English.
    Also, it's "an essay".

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