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    CAD and Photography each.

    Of all Syrian students, all the three female students are taking Photography, while two male students signed up for CAD course and Photography course each.

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    Of all the two male students, if one male student registered for CAD course and the other, Photography course, can you add "each" at the end?

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    Re: CAD and Photography each.

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Of all ​the Syrian students​, the three female students are taking ​photography, while ​one male student signed up for photography and the other signed up for CAD.

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    two male students, if ​one registered for ​the CAD course and the other​ for the ​photography course, can you add "each" at the end?

    No. That would not make sense.
    Again, keep it simple and clear.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: CAD and Photography each.

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Of all Syrian students, all the three female students are taking Photography, while two male students signed up for CAD course and Photography course each.

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    Of all the two male students, if one male student registered for CAD course and the other, Photography course, can you add "each" at the end?
    Hi Keannu!

    I've seen two of your questions, and I observed the ambiguities in them. Grammatical structure needs to have a flow.

    The questions you should always ask yourself whenever you want to construct a sentence are these:

    1. How do I make the reader or listener understand me easily?

    2. Is this word or phrase necessary?

    Like in the example you gave:


    Of all Syrian students, all the three female students are taking Photography, while two male students signed up for CAD course and Photography course each.


    The each you added is a redundant, it's not needed. And moreover, it has innocuously changed the meaning of your good intent to mean that the two male students signed up for both the photography and the CAD courses.


    The sentence can be embellished to this:


    Among the five Syrian students, the three female students are taking photography, while one male student signed up for photography, the other, for CAD.

    This is also correct:

    Among the five Syrian students, the three female students and one male student are taking photography, while the other male student signed up for the CAD course.


    Am not a teacher, but a learner. Feel free to correct me.
    Last edited by Jpking; 12-May-2016 at 17:14. Reason: Added another example

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    Re: CAD and Photography each.

    Good explanation, Jpking! And good rewrite, too.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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