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    Which of them is grammatically correct?

    " An Investigation of the How of the Influencing of Knowledge Management on people" or "Analyzing the influence modality of Knowledge Management on people".
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 23-Jun-2014 at 17:25. Reason: Removed unnecessary line breaks.

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    Re: Which of them is grammatically correct?

    Welcome to the forum.

    I have no idea what you are trying to say but I can tell you that "... of the How of the Influencing" is grammatically incorrect. I don't do management-speak or business-speak so I don't know what "influence modality" or "knowledge management" are.

    Note that thread titles should contain some or all of the words/phrases you are querying. A good title for this thread would have been "An investigation of the how".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Which of them is grammatically correct?

    'The how' works informally as a noun: 'We know the why and the who, but we don't know the how'. But 'the Influencing of Knowledge Management on people' doesn't make any sense (and, much to my regret, I spent much of 2002 and 2003 studying Knowledge Management). In any case, this use of 'the how' is inappropriate in the title of an academic paper.

    I share Ems's bafflement at the meaning of the second title, although I recognize that 'modality' as the sort of abstract waffle generated in this area!

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    #4

    Re: Which of them is grammatically correct?

    Abstract waffles taste better than concrete ones!

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    #5

    Re: Which of them is grammatically correct?

    You can break a tooth on a concrete one. But pure maple syrup hides a multitude of sins.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 24-Jun-2014 at 23:37. Reason: Fixing typo
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #6

    Re: Which of them is grammatically correct?

    The second is grammatically OK for a title. The first isn't because of the How of the Influencing.

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    Re: Which of them is grammatically correct?

    'grammatically OK' in much the same way as 'Colourless green ideas sleep furiously' is grammatically OK

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    Re: Which of them is grammatically correct?

    Grammatical isn't a synonym of comprehensible. It has words in the right place, but I have no idea what it means.

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