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    My main duty is to ... and then ...

    Hi,

    Question:
    Is the following sentence grammatically correct?

    Sentence:
    My main duty is to analyze data to identify system errors and then correct them.


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    Re: My main duty is to ... and then ...

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    Hi,

    Question:
    Is the following sentence grammatically correct?

    Sentence:
    My main duty is to analyze data to identify system errors and then correct them.


    Thanks
    If you consider all of that to be one duty, then yes. I would word it:

    My main duties are to analyse data to identify system errors, and then to correct those errors.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: My main duty is to ... and then ...

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    If you consider all of that to be one duty, then yes. I would word it:

    My main duties are to analyse data to identify system errors, and then to correct those errors.

    My main duties are to analyse data to identify system errors, and then to correct those errors.

    Does your sentence consider them to be two (or more) duties?

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    Re: My main duty is to ... and then ...

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    Does your sentence consider them to be two (or more) duties?
    Yes, which is why ems used the plural form.

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    Re: My main duty is to ... and then ...

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Yes, which is why ems used the plural form.
    in this case, should I consider all of that to be one duty or two duties?

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    Re: My main duty is to ... and then ...

    You can decide for yourself.

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