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    Infrastructure(s) better than before

    In advanced countries' case, we have to secure infrastructures. Infrastructure(s) better than before will revitalize the city and resolve overpopulation.
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    Does the underlined sound natural? Doesn't it have to be corrected?

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    Re: Infrastructure(s) better than before

    This reminds me that there's an exception to the spaces-around-parentheses rule. Your open parenthesis is correct in your post because the parenthetical bit is an optional attachment to the previous word.
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    Re: Infrastructure(s) better than before

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    This reminds me that there's an exception to the spaces-around-parentheses rule. Your open parenthesis is correct in your post because the parenthetical bit is an optional attachment to the previous word.
    Yes! Thank you, GS.
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    Re: Infrastructure(s) better than before

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    In the case of advanced countries, we have to improve infrastructures. Improving infrastructure will revitalize the city and solve overpopulation.
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    Does the underlined sound natural? Does it have to be corrected?
    It sounds natural this way.
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    Re: Infrastructure(s) better than before

    Infrastructure should be singular in both sentences. It's a non-countable noun.
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    Re: Infrastructure(s) better than before

    Can you let me know why 'resolve' doesn't fit here?

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