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    #1

    too numerous

    Which of following sentences is acceptable? Which is better?

    1. In recent years, we have seen too many examples like this.
    2. In recent years, such example is a long list.
    3. In recent years, things like this are too numerous to mention.

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    #2

    Re: too numerous

    Only #1 is correct and natural. The other two are ungrammatical

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    #3

    Re: too numerous

    I see nothing ungrammatical in sentence 3, though it is not elegant.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: too numerous

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    I see nothing ungrammatical in sentence 3
    Would you use the present simple with "in recent years?"

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    #5

    Re: too numerous

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Would you use the present simple with "in recent years?"
    I missed that. It should be followed by the present perfect.
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    #6

    Re: too numerous

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    It should be followed by the present perfect.
    ... or even preceded by it.

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