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    #1

    Duplicate

    You can keep the content of this report so long as it does not duplicate the other reports.

    Is the word 'duplicate' correctly used in the above sentence?
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    Re: Duplicate

    Yes.

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    #3

    Re: Duplicate

    Try:

    You can keep the contents of this report as long as it doesn't duplicate anything in the other reports.


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    Re: Duplicate

    What do you mean by "You can keep the contents of this report"?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Duplicate

    I'm surmising the context is an employee who wants to submit a report to the manager. The manager wants to make sure none of the contents in the report are duplicated by another report from another employee. The employee can keep the contents of his report as long as it is not duplicated by another report.


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    Re: Duplicate

    I can surmise that too, lotus, but I'd like to hear from the OP.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Duplicate

    Yes. the context is exactly the same as what Lotus has described. In Lotus' reply, Lotus used "it" to refer to "contents", should the word "they" be used instead of "it"?
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    Re: Duplicate

    I would use content.

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    Re: Duplicate

    Quote Originally Posted by Jiayun View Post
    Yes. the context is exactly the same as what Lotus has described. In Lotus' reply, Lotus used "it" to refer to "contents", should the word "they" be used instead of "it"?
    Yes, it should.

    (Note that Tdol said it should be content, and I do not disagree.)


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