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    Redundant sentence?

    Hi,

    I was just wondering if saying that "Nowadays, technology has become very advanced" is a good sentence. Apparently it is not a very good sentence even though it's grammatically correct. This is according to my journalist father who said that the sentence doesn't actually tell him anything. It is a given that technology is very advanced. Stating so is redundant unless you intend to compare it to technology in the olden days.

    Does it make sense? Is my father correct? I find that this is a bit of a higher order thinking. Is it necessary to teach this to students aged 15 and 16?

    Thank you.

    ~Dev

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    Re: Redundant sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deviliscious View Post
    Hi,

    I was just wondering if saying that "Nowadays, technology has become very advanced" is a good sentence. Apparently it is not a very good sentence even though it's grammatically correct. This is according to my journalist father who said that the sentence doesn't actually tell him anything. It is a given that technology is very advanced. Stating so is redundant unless you intend to compare it to technology in the olden days.

    Does it make sense? Is my father correct? I find that this is a bit of a higher order thinking. Is it necessary to teach this to students aged 15 and 16?

    Thank you.

    ~Dev
    I partially agree with your father, but I have no problem with your sentence. I assume that your real point will follow.

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    Re: Redundant sentence?

    Thank you for the quick reply!

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    Re: Redundant sentence?

    There is no need to write new posts to say "Thank you". Our new system has a "Thank" button on every post. Please just click that button on a post for which you wish to thank the writer, as you already have.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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