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    #1

    Despite the government's promise

    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural.

    Despite the government's promise to protect the whistle-blowers in the public sector, some of them have lost their job.

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    #2

    Re: Despite the government's promise

    Jobs should be plural. Otherwise, it's OK.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Despite the government's promise

    You'll see whistleblower more and more frequently.

    The hyphen is moribund.

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