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    Is this sentence gramatically correct?

    Hi, teachers.
    Is this sentence gramatically correct?
    It seems awkward to me in terms of using 'fill' in the sentence.
    Is this fine? How can the verb 'fill' be used in this structure?

    Thank you.

    That way, we can advertise the vacancies in advance, rather than having only two days fill the vacancies.

    How about adding 'to' before 'fill'?
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 04-Jul-2014 at 16:59. Reason: Removing unnecessary line break.

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    Re: Is this sentence gramatically correct?

    You must add the "to" before "fill."
    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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    Re: Is this sentence gramatically correct?

    Note the correct spelling of "grammatically". Also remember that thread titles should include some or all of the words or phrases being queried. A good title for this thread would have been "Rather than having only two days fill the vacancies".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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