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    lot of fraud.

    Is this sentence correct?
    These days, there ia a lot of fraud around here.
    Thanks.

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    Re: lot of fraud.

    Quote Originally Posted by backspace2062 View Post
    Is this sentence correct?
    These days, there is a lot of fraud around here.
    Thanks.
    The corrected sentence is grammatical. It's not very expressive though. Who's fraudulent? Where is "around here"? etc.

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    Thumbs down Re: lot of fraud.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    The corrected sentence is grammatical. It's not very expressive though. Who's fraudulent? Where is "around here"? etc.
    I just want to say that the rate of fraud is increasing these days.(generally) How can I say that?

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    Re: lot of fraud.

    Quote Originally Posted by backspace2062 View Post
    I just want to say that the rate of fraud is increasing these days.(generally) How can I say that?
    "The amount of fraud is increasing around here lately." There's nothing wrong with your original sentence, or the one in this post.
    But note that "a lot of fraud" and "an increasing amount of fraud" are not exactly the same thing.

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    Re: lot of fraud.

    Also, "around here" and "these days" don't mean the same thing. One refers to location, the other to time. "Lately" helps with clarification but even then, "around here lately" doesn't mean the same as "these days".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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