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    Cool Make VS makes , and launched VS launches

    Can you please correct my sentences as follow?

    1. If North Korea made a nuclear weapon and launched it successfully, South Korea, Japan and U.S will take an action to protect their land.

    2. If North Korea makes a nuclear weapon and launches it successfully, South Korea, Japan and U.S will take an action to protect their land.
    Last edited by Polyester; 24-May-2017 at 07:29. Reason: emsr2d2's suggestion

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    #2

    Re: Make VS makes , and launched VS launches

    You need to capitalise "Korea" each time and remove the "n" from the end of it.

    North/South Korea = noun (name of country)
    North/South Korean = adjective (citizen of those countries)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Make VS makes , and launched VS launches

    Is it okay now?

    Can you please help me? emsr2d2

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    #4

    Re: Make VS makes , and launched VS launches

    Only the second one is correct. The first one sounds very strange.

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    #5

    Re: Make VS makes , and launched VS launches

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    Can you please correct my sentences? as follow?

    1. If North Korea made a nuclear weapon and launched it successfully, South Korea, Japan and U.S will would take an action to protect their lands.

    2. If North Korea makes a nuclear weapon and launches it successfully, South Korea, Japan and U.S will take an action to protect their lands.
    See above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: Make VS makes , and launched VS launches

    Right. Take action, not take an action.

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    #7

    Re: Make VS makes , and launched VS launches

    In my own dictionary, I think "take an action" is correct.
    Why do you say I am wrong?

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    #8

    Re: Make VS makes , and launched VS launches

    In your own dictionary?

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    #9

    Re: Make VS makes , and launched VS launches

    Polyester's dictionary.
    I meant myself.

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    #10

    Re: Make VS makes , and launched VS launches

    I didn't know you had written/published a dictionary! Please tell us the name of the dictionary in which you found the example and what word or aspect of English it was demonstrating.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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