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    Critics argued that the scheme would exert a crushing burden on the government as it entails additional six billion dollars of welfare expenses. However, such argument has lost its ground.

    Should the underlined words be changed to "entailed" and "an additional welfare expense of six billion dollars"? and is the sentence "such argument has lost its ground" a right usage?

    Thanks so much!!
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    Re: a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by KSSEEJ View Post
    Critics argued that the scheme would exert a crushing burden on the government as it entails an additional six billion dollars of welfare expenses. However, such argument has lost its ground.

    Should the underlined words be changed to "entailed" and "an additional welfare expense of six billion dollars"? and is the sentence "such argument has lost its ground" a right usage?

    Thanks so much!!
    The first sentence is fine, with the article I have added. The second sentence is not good, you could write "However, such argument has lost ground" without "its". Even then it's not very satisfactory, it requires some explanation of why it has lost ground.

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    Re: a sentence

    bhaisahab,

    Thanks for your rectification! But I still have a question.

    Are "an additional six billion dollars of welfare expenses" and " an additional welfare expense of six billion dollars" exactly the same?


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