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    Question Which word is better

    The issue is they require a $9.5 million bond to execute this project mainly because the whole school is old and damaged.

    In the sentience above should I use entire school or is whole OK.

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    Re: Which word is better

    Quote Originally Posted by dktemp View Post
    The issue is they require a $9.5 million bond to execute this project mainly because the whole school is old and damaged.

    In the sentience sentence above, should I use "entire" school or is "whole" OK?

    You could add "that" before "require". It just makes it a little clearer although it's not absolutely required.
    I would say "to carry out this project" rather than "execute".
    I would probably say "in need of extensive repairs" rather than "damaged".
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 10-Feb-2015 at 10:10.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Which word is better

    I prefer the word "entire" when we talk about the extent or scope of things that needs attention.
    "Execute" sounds technical but it is not any better than "carry out".
    "Damaged" implies that it is caused by other factors like vandalism, etc., rather than natural wear and tear.

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    Re: Which word is better

    entire

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    Re: Which word is better

    Welcome to the forum, dktemp.

    Please note that a better title would have been Whole/entire.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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