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    #1

    completely

    Is #1 a dogmatic opinion? Would it be better by adding the word "completely" as in #2?

    1. Grades cannot bring any positive impacts on learning.
    2. Grades cannot completely bring any positive impacts on learning.

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    #2

    Re: completely

    1 is dogmatic. 2 is not much better.

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    #3

    Re: completely

    How to correct the sentence into a natural one?

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    #4

    Re: completely

    Well, it is difficult for me because I disagree with the premise.

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    Re: completely

    Quote Originally Posted by contiluo View Post
    How to correct the sentence into a natural one?
    'How should/can I' should be used instead of 'How to' in a question.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: completely

    "Any" and "completely" seem to conflict with each other.

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    #7

    Re: completely

    Would it be less dogmatic if 'any' was replaced with 'significantly' in #1?
    I am not a teacher.

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    #8

    Re: completely

    Does it work if the original sentence is rewritten as follows?

    Grades cannot
    bring significantly positive impacts on learning.


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    #9

    Re: completely

    "Grades cannot bring significantly positive impacts to learning" would work if it's your intended meaning.

    "(Giving) Grades don't (or doesn't with the addition of 'giving') necessarily have positive impacts/effects on learning" sounds better to me (at least).

    Last edited by tzfujimino; 07-Nov-2015 at 00:51.

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