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    Question One verb in one sentence

    Hi all,
    I'm a newbie in this forum and I really need your help about grammar. Some people think it's silly to be asked, but for me it's tremendously important.

    I have a question about how to combine two verbs into one verb that cover up 2 meanings in one sentence. As we probably know, the form of a sentence should be "subject + verb + object", and I have a sentence that contains two verbs eg : "...meanwhile, shows a rise for women and men fluctuate."

    As someone suggest, I have to use "clause" to concatenate it, but I still don't have any idea about that. Anyone have idea ? Thanks.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 07-Oct-2014 at 08:15. Reason: Changing 'Thx' to 'Thanks.

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    Re: One verb in one sentence

    Santa often has his own ideas about what his Subordinate Clauses should do.

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    Re: One verb in one sentence

    Many sentences contain more than one verb. I really can't make a judgment on your sentence because it is only a fragment. Can you give us more?

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    Re: One verb in one sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Many sentences contain more than one verb. I really can't make a judgment on your sentence because it is only a fragment. Can you give us more?
    Ok.. as you wish.. Here it is for full sentence : "Generally, both men and women experienced an increase in full-time education. Part-time education, meanwhile, shows a rise for women and men fluctuate."

    Thanks.
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    Re: One verb in one sentence

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    I would rephrase that.
    Perhaps the tense should be consistent too.

    Generally, both men and women experienced an increase in full-time education. Part-time education, meanwhile, showed a rise for women while it fluctuated for men.

    I hope I've understood what you are trying to say.

    PS. tedmc's point about numbers is a good one.
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    Re: One verb in one sentence

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    Generally, both men and women experienced an increase in full-time education.

    I think you mean to say there was an increase in the number of men and women pursuing full-time education.


    Part-time education, meanwhile,shows a rise for women and men fluctuate.

    The numbers for part-time education however, show an increase for women and a fluctuating pattern for men.


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    Re: One verb in one sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by JMurray View Post
    not a teacher

    I would rephrase that.
    Perhaps the tense should be consistent too.

    Generally, both men and women experienced an increase in full-time education. Part-time education, meanwhile, showed a rise for women while it fluctuated for men.

    I hope I've understood what you are trying to say.

    PS. tedmc's point about numbers is a good one.
    @JMurray
    I think it still contains two verbs.. but thanks for your input.

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    Re: One verb in one sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
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    Generally, both men and women experienced an increase in full-time education.

    I think you mean to say there was an increase in the number of men and women pursuing full-time education.


    Part-time education, meanwhile,shows a rise for women and men fluctuate.

    The numbers for part-time education however, show an increase for women and a fluctuating pattern for men.

    Wow.. I think this is the good one : "The numbers for part-time education however, show an increase for women and a fluctuating pattern for men."
    Anyway, is that still correct if I make a sentence like I wrote above ("Generally, both men and women experienced an increase in full-time education. Part-time education, meanwhile, shows a rise for women and men fluctuate.") ?? Or is there any grammatical error that should have been fixed ?? Thanks all

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