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    I take strong except to people coming late or cancelling appointments at short notice

    Hi,

    "I take strong except to people coming late or cancelling appointments at short notice."

    "The government are regardless the third World debt as a major problem to global economic development."

    In the above sentence, the bold parts are wrong and I am trying so hard to correct them. Would you please tell me whether which word comes there?



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    Last edited by UM Chakma; 23-Jul-2014 at 10:34.

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    Re: I take strong except to people coming late or cancelling appointments at short no

    Exception.

    Check out "to take exception to".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I take strong except to people coming late or cancelling appointments at short no

    Excellent! I checked it in dictionary and could find. Great! what about the last one? I am sorry I have added it later and quite late.

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    Re: I take strong except to people coming late or cancelling appointments at short no

    Quote Originally Posted by UM Chakma View Post
    "The government are regardless the third World debt as a major problem to global economic development."
    It should be grammatical if 'are regardless' is replaced with 'regard'.

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    #5

    Re: I take strong except to people coming late or cancelling appointments at short no

    Or "are regarding."

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    Re: I take strong except to people coming late or cancelling appointments at short no

    I don't know what you were trying to say by using "are regardless". Can you write that sentence again using different words?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I take strong except to people coming late or cancelling appointments at short no

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    It should be grammatical if 'are regardless' is replaced with 'regard'.

    Not a teacher.
    I see "government" as a singular noun (in AmE.) As such, I would say "the government regards..."

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    Re: I take strong except to people coming late or cancelling appointments at short no

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    It should be grammatical if 'are regardless' is replaced with 'regard'.
    It wouldn't make much sense, though.

    I see "government" as a singular noun (in AmE.) As such, I would say "the government regards..."
    As a BrE speaker, I could use regard, but the present simple does work better than the progressive for me.

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    Re: I take strong except to people coming late or cancelling appointments at short no

    It should be Third World, though many might favour a term like developing world.

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    Re: I take strong except to people coming late or cancelling appointments at short no

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I don't know what you were trying to say by using "are regardless". Can you write that sentence again using different words?
    I have actually written it exactly as it is in the book so I do not know if there any wrong. I just need your help to correct it by changing the bold part as it is mentioned in the book. I myself have done the rest of the exercise but I have been stuck with these two sentences.

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