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    #1

    Matter needs to be thought

    Hi guys,

    Please check. "This is a serious matter that needs to be thought about" or "can be thought about".

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    #2

    Re: Matter needs to be thought

    I would go with the first because of "serious".

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    Re: Matter needs to be thought

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I would go with the first because of "serious".
    So would I- can is grammatically correct, but it would be a weak sentence without much meaning or point in most contexts.

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    #4

    Re: Matter needs to be thought

    I prefer a noun rather than a new verb -- This serious matter really needs some thought.

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    Re: Matter needs to be thought

    So, according to you. Second one is also exceptable however it is not preferred(I hope sentence is correct).

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    Re: Matter needs to be thought

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    So, according to you. Second one is also acceptable however it is not preferred. (I hope sentence is correct).
    No, it's not acceptable.

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    #7

    Re: Matter needs to be thought

    Would it be acceptable if 'can' was replaced with 'must'?

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    Re: Matter needs to be thought

    Yes, it would.

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    Re: Matter needs to be thought

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    So, according to you. Second one is also exceptable however it is not preferred(I hope sentence is correct).
    What is it supposed to mean? The main problem is that it doesn't mean much.

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    Re: Matter needs to be thought

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    So, according to you, the second one is also exceptable acceptable however it is but not preferred. (I hope my sentence is correct.)
    See above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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