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    #1

    Does this sentence sound OK?

    Hey guys!

    I was just wondering if I could improve this sentence. I'm not sure I like using 'to be'.

    Sentence:
    The United Nations officially acknowledged Syria to be in a state of civil war.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 30-Jan-2017 at 10:48. Reason: Enlarged font to make post readable

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    #2

    Re: Does this sentence sound OK?

    It's fine as is.

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