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    We fear failure

    We fear failure so much that we fail to see beyond it; within every failure is a story of success waiting to happen!

    Analyse your failure and find ways to overcome them; find new ways to address old unresolved issues.


    Spot any grammar or punctuation errors?

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    Re: We fear failure

    Quote Originally Posted by kuben123 View Post
    We fear failure so much that we fail to see beyond it.
    Within every failure is a story of success waiting to happen!

    Analyse your failures and find ways to overcome them.
    Find new ways to address old unresolved issues.


    Can you spot any grammar or punctuation errors in the above sentences?
    See above.

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    Re: We fear failure

    I believe 'unresolved' belongs there.

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    Re: We fear failure

    Why would you address "resolved" issues?

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    Re: We fear failure

    The unresolved issues could be the cause of the failure.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: We fear failure

    You could find new ways to address resolved issues. That's consistent with the message of changing your behaviour. However, you'd be more likely to want to address unresolved issues. I'd leave that in, and delete 'old'.

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    Re: We fear failure

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    The unresolved issues could be the cause of the failure.
    The resolved issues could also be a cause of failure if they are not resolved well. However, the author advises working on unresolved issues - old ones at that. Perhaps new unresolved issues aren't the same grist for the mill. I guess what is left in the sentence depends on the intended meaning.

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    Re: We fear failure

    I think that the semi-colon in the second sentence doesn't work too well, unless you're trying to imply that all the failures involve unresolved issues. How about replacing it with and?
    Last edited by Tdol; 01-Jun-2015 at 14:09. Reason: to -> too (blush)

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