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  1. Boris Tatarenko's Avatar
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    To begin with security

    To begin with security, it should be mentioned that many people believe that despite the latest security software hackers still manage to steal important information about customers.

    A friend of mine is sure that this sentence isn't correct but I don't see any mistakes. He's convinced that "to begin with security" doesn't work in this way.

    Would be better to say: As far as security is concerned, it should be mentioned that many people believe that despite the latest security software hackers still manage to steal important information about customers.

    It's an extract from my essay, so it's one of the listed disadvantages.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: To begin with security

    I much prefer "As far as security is concerned". Your friend is right - "to begin with security" doesn't work here. Also, you need a comma after "believe that" and another after "software".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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