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    ingredients

    The film has all the ingredients of a successful crime film.
    Instead of "ingredients" what else could I say?

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    Re: ingredients

    Ingredients is good. You could also say elements or makings or raw materials.
    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: ingredients

    I agree with "makings" and possibly "elements", but I don't much like "raw materials" in the above. Also, try to avoid using "film" twice in that sentence; e.g., you could use "it" instead.

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