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    degree of formation vs formedness vs well-formedness of

    Hi, everyone!

    Two things.

    I'll be as brief as possible. I'm translating a scholarly paper. Below is what I need help with.

    (1) Which one is better? -> degree to which something has been formed, degree to which something has formed, or degree to which something is formed

    as in

    '(the) degree to which a (certain) component (in teacher preparedness to be the subject of innovation activity) has been formed'.

    (2) I want to know if it's OK to say "degree of formedness of the component" or if it should be "degree of well-formedness of the component" or even "degree of formation of the component".


    I really need this fast. Thank you in advance.

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    Re: degree of formation vs formedness vs well-formedness of

    What's this? Where's everybody? I can't recognize my favorite forum, can I?

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    Re: degree of formation vs formedness vs well-formedness of

    I haven't replied because I don't know which usage is normal in whatever field of study this paper represents. Do remember, though, that members in the northern hemisphere are increasingly likely to be on vacation as the summer progresses.

    Write Where is everybody?
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: degree of formation vs formedness vs well-formedness of

    GoesStation, is it wrong to say 'Where's everybody' (with 'is' contracted)?

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    Re: degree of formation vs formedness vs well-formedness of

    Quote Originally Posted by Bennevis View Post
    GoesStation, is it wrong to say 'Where's everybody' (with 'is' contracted)?
    If that's the whole sentence, yes. Is has to be stressed in that question, which is pronounced Where IS everybody?
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    Re: degree of formation vs formedness vs well-formedness of

    So, basically, if 'is' is not stressed, it can be contracted?

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    Re: degree of formation vs formedness vs well-formedness of

    Quote Originally Posted by Bennevis View Post
    So, basically, if 'is' is not stressed, it can be contracted?
    Yes, I believe so. In my dialect you'll even hear an unstressed is at the beginning of a sentence contracted, as in 's'at so? ("Is that so?")
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    Re: degree of formation vs formedness vs well-formedness of

    Quote Originally Posted by Bennevis View Post
    What's this? Where's everybody? I can't recognize my favorite forum, can I?
    I didn't respond because none of the suggestions you offered made any sense to me.

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    Re: degree of formation vs formedness vs well-formedness of

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    I didn't respond because none of the suggestions you offered made any sense to me.
    Then you should've offered something that could help. That's what I would do if you needed help with some Russian. This forum is about helping others, those whose native tongue is not English. If something doesn't make sense to you, you don't have to say it if you don't have something useful to offer.

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    I'm really disapponted. Gotta look elsewhere.

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