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    #1

    Exclamation the greatest courage in the entire world

    Hi there,

    Which sentence is grammatically correct?
    Does the first one make sense?

    1) We won't be mistaken if we consider the spiritual courage as an answer to the question on the greatest courage in the entire world.
    2) We won't be mistaken if we consider the spiritual courage as an answer to the question on what the greatest courage in the entire world is.

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    Re: the greatest courage in the entire world

    I have changed your thread title.


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    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'



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    #3

    Re: the greatest courage in the entire world

    Thank you Rover KE.

    Could you please help me out with the grammar structure above?

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    #4

    Re: the greatest courage in the entire world

    I would shorten it to '... we consider the spiritual courage the greatest courage.'
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: the greatest courage in the entire world

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I would shorten it to '... we consider the spiritual courage the greatest courage.'
    Thank you so much, dear Matthew Wai.
    However, we are supposed to maintain all the words and convey the meaning thereby.
    I would like to know if those sentences above make any sense for native speakers and would also appreciate to know if they are accpeted grammartically.

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    #6

    Re: the greatest courage in the entire world

    I think 'an answer to the question of what (something) is' is grammatical, but I am not a native speaker.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #7

    Re: the greatest courage in the entire world

    Quote Originally Posted by azkado View Post
    Thank you so much, [delete "dear"] Matthew Wai.
    However, we are supposed to maintain all the words and convey the same meaning.
    I would like to know if those sentences above make any sense for native speakers and would also appreciate knowing if they are accepted grammatically.
    1. We understand them.

    2. Neither is grammatical or natural.

    3. Number 2 is better, but for it to be grammatical, you'd have to do this:

    - We won't be mistaken if we consider [delete "the"] spiritual courage [Delete "as." Optional: add "to be."] an answer to the question of what the greatest courage in the entire world is.

    But even with those corrections, it would be too wordy.
    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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    #8

    Re: the greatest courage in the entire world

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post

    2. Neither is grammatical or natural.
    Neither ... or ...
    Neither ... nor ...

    I would be thankful once again if you could clarify this grammar problem.

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    #9

    Re: the greatest courage in the entire world

    Quote Originally Posted by azkado View Post
    Neither ... or ...
    Neither ... nor ...

    I would be thankful once again if you could clarify this grammar problem.
    There's no problem. They mean the same thing. Like "skillet" and "frying pan."
    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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