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    how revise these sentence please so that readers can grasp the meaning clearly ?

    1) you should not deducted the 5 persent discount .

    2)during the November meeting of the Executive Committee, the decision was reached to eliminate wastage.



    well, i think the 1) answer is " you should not takee 5 % discount off . " is that correct ?
    please help!

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    Re: how revise these sentence please so that readers can grasp the meaning clearly ?

    Where did you find those two sentences? The first is very badly written.

    Check your spelling (persent, takee) and remember to start every sentence with a capital letter.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: how revise these sentence please so that readers can grasp the meaning clearly ?

    Quote Originally Posted by wangliccsi View Post
    1) you should not deducted the 5 persent discount .

    2)during the November meeting of the Executive Committee, the decision was reached to eliminate wastage.



    well, i think the 1) answer is " you should not takee 5 % discount off . " is that correct ?
    please help!
    The first one is a criticism of a past action, and the structure you need is: should/shouldn't + have+ past participle. 'Deduct' and 'take off' both mean the same here.

    In the second sentence, you need to find a more suitable verb that collocates with the noun 'decision'. Look it up in an EFL disctionary or online

    Hope that helps

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