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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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