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    The policy formulated

    The policy formulated by the management must be followed invariably.

    Is the above sentence correct?

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    "Management policies must be strictly followed."

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    "Management policies must be strictly followed."
    Is it mean that my setence incorrect?

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    Re: The policy formulated

    I think it is grammatical but unnatural, but I am not a teacher.

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    Re: The policy formulated

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    Is it mean that my setence incorrect?

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    Hello, Suniljain:

    1. I know how much you want to learn standard English, so may I respectfully suggest that you review how to make questions? Failure to use "good" English in questions could hurt your opportunities in today's global economy and your chances of entering American universities.

    a. Does it mean that my sentence is incorrect?

    2. As Matthew Wai said, your sentence is not necessarily ungrammatical. But probably no native speaker would say or write something like that. The word "invariably" is especially not a word that one would use in the meaning that you wish to give -- in my opinion.

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    #6

    Re: The policy formulated

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    www.usingenglish.com/forum/threads/231571-The-policy-formulated

    I think you should not have started two identical threads, but I am not a teacher.
    This certainly doesn't require you to be a teacher - just a participant in our forums. I merged and then deleted the duplicate and references to it.
    Last edited by Barb_D; 02-Oct-2015 at 15:43.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: The policy formulated

    Quote Originally Posted by suniljain View Post
    The policy formulated by the management must be followed invariably.

    Is the above sentence correct?
    It's unnatural.
    The use of "the" before management is awkward.
    And the choice of "invariably" is grammatically correct but not the right word.
    Lastly, is there only one policy?

    Parser's rewrite is much better.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Hello, Suniljain:

    1. I know how much you want to learn standard English, so may I respectfully suggest that you review how to make questions? Failure to use "good" English in questions could hurt your opportunities in today's global economy and your chances of entering American universities.

    a. Does it mean that my sentence is incorrect?

    2. As Matthew Wai said, your sentence is not necessarily ungrammatical. But probably no native speaker would say or write something like that. The word "invariably" is especially not a word that one would use in the meaning that you wish to give -- in my opinion.
    I thought to begin my question with "Does" but I think we can't use to auxiliary verb in on sentence as we used both "does and is" as below:

    a. Does it mean that my sentence is incorrect?

    Please clarify.

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    #9

    Re: The policy formulated

    Quote Originally Posted by suniljain View Post
    I thought to begin my question with "Does" but I think we can't use to auxiliary verb in on sentence as we used both "does and is" as below:

    a. Does it mean that my sentence is incorrect?

    Please clarify.
    Does that mean... this is the question.

    The part with "is" is not the main clause. You can have any set of verbs here.
    Does that mean she is going with us?
    Does that mean he ate the entire cake?
    Does that mean you managed to steal the key?
    Does that mean my sentence is incorrect?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #10

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    I do not know whether I can clarify such a big topic in one little post. But I'll try.

    1. "It means that he is sick."

    a. The main verb is "means."
    b. "Means" is NOT a form of "be."
    c. Therefore, use a form of "do" for the question (and the negative):

    i. Does it mean that he is sick?
    ii. No, it does not mean that he is sick.

    Please look at this sentence: "They know that Washington, D.C. is the capital."

    What is the question?

    I am sure that you answered: "Do they know that Washington, D.C. is the capital?" / "No, they don't." / "Yes, they do."

    (P.S. The moderators do not want us members to quote the entire post of another member. We are allowed to post only the parts that are absolutely necessary in order to ask a particular question.)
    Last edited by TheParser; 02-Oct-2015 at 16:12.

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