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    tomolonight is offline Junior Member
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    Revision

    Hai,
    Pls correct and explain me:

    1. You need to do more revisions / revision.
    2. You need to learn the subject matters / matter.

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    Re: Revision

    The singular should be used in both sentences. However I’d simply say, “You need to revise more,” and, “You need to learn the subject.”
    Last edited by Nehushtan; 27-Mar-2013 at 17:01.
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    Re: Revision

    Can anyone explain why both need to use singular in those sentences?

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    Re: Revision

    As an NES but not a teacher:

    1. "Revisions" tends to mean "corrections/updates": "Revision" means a single correction or what you do when you revise for an exam.
    2. "Subject matter" is equivalent to "subject data", whereas "matters" is used in cases like "Don't worry about matters that don't concern you".

    Hope this helps
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