Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    HanibalII is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    462

    Used as investigatory practices to ascertain what and how of the game

    Used as investigatory practices to ascertain what and how of the game
    In the fragment mentioned, after 'ascertain' should 'the' be inserted?

    I'm having a bit of a dis-agreement with MS Office regarding it.

    Cherers
    I'm not a teacher yet, but I am studying a Bachelor of Education with an English Literature major at Charles Sturt University, in NSW, Australia.

  2. #2
    Raymott's Avatar
    Raymott is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    25,679

    Re: Used as investigatory practices to ascertain what and how of the game

    Quote Originally Posted by HanibalII View Post
    In the fragment mentioned, after 'ascertain' should 'the' be inserted?

    I'm having a bit of a dis-agreement with MS Office regarding it.

    Cherers
    As you say, it's a fragment. There are no strict rules for telegraphic writing. If it was a sentence, I think "the" is necessary:
    "These actions are used as investigatory practices to ascertain the what and how of the game."
    MS Office can't give reliable advice about non-sentences.

  3. #3
    HanibalII is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    462

    Re: Used as investigatory practices to ascertain what and how of the game

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    As you say, it's a fragment. There are no strict rules for telegraphic writing. If it was a sentence, I think "the" is necessary:
    "These actions are used as investigatory practices to ascertain the what and how of the game."
    MS Office can't give reliable advice about non-sentences.
    Yep. I ended up re-wording it slightly.
    This is what I have now. I just feel it's now a bit of a mouthful. Any suggestions?
    Each of these were used as investigatory practices to ascertain what the game was and how the game is played correctly and most proficiently.
    I'm not a teacher yet, but I am studying a Bachelor of Education with an English Literature major at Charles Sturt University, in NSW, Australia.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •