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    using "and" as a conjunction

    In each following example, which sentence is correct?

    Mental institution has found that depression diagnosis remained underestimated and has recommended further screening.
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    Mental institution has found that depression diagnosis remained underestimated and recommended further screening.
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    Depression rate is about 1% annually and it is still increasing regarding the changes in people’s lifestyle.
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    Depression rate is about 1% annually and is still increasing regarding the changes in people’s lifestyle.

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    Re: using "and" as a conjunction

    They are all incorrect. They all require an article at the beginning.
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    Re: using "and" as a conjunction

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    They are all incorrect. They all require an article at the beginning.
    Thanks. Could you please explain more?

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    Re: using "and" as a conjunction

    What do you mean by 'mental institution'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    What do you mean by 'mental institution'?
    An institution for the mentally ill.

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    Re: using "and" as a conjunction

    Then you need the indefinite article. 'Psychiatric' is a more acceptable word than 'mental' for such places these days, and I'd use 'hospital' or 'care home' rather than 'institution'.

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    Re: using "and" as a conjunction

    Also answered here.

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