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    In today's society

    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    In today's society it has become almost impossible to sift out the news from propaganda and manipulation.

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    Re: In today's society

    It's good. A couple of thoughts:

    - I might say "world" instead of "society," because we have many societies.

    - Since propaganda and manipulation are always part of the news, you might want to clarify that you mean real news, facts, truth, genuine information.
    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: In today's society

    Charlie,
    Do I need the article before "news" if I rephrase my sentence like this?

    In today's world it has become almost impossible to sift out real news from propaganda and manipulation.

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    Re: In today's society

    I much prefer the sentence with "real". The article before it is optional.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: In today's society

    Yes. I agree. I like your new version, Bassim.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 15-Jun-2016 at 18:46. Reason: Correcting 'Yep'.
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