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    We have got eight to ten ratio men to women.

    We have got eight to ten ratio men to women. (I heard someone say it.)

    Please check my sentence.

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    Re: We have got eight to ten ratio men to women.

    You need the indefinite article and a preposition in your sentence. Can you work out where they should go?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: We have got eight to ten ratio men to women.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    You need the indefinite article and a preposition in your sentence. Can you work out where they should go?
    We have got an eight to the ten ratio men to the women.

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    Re: We have got eight to ten ratio men to women.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    We have got an eight to the ten ratio men to the women.
    OK, I told you that you needed an indefinite article and you added one. I have marked it above in green. That is correct.
    Please show me where I told you that you needed to add any definite articles at all. Why did you add two?
    I told you that you needed to add a preposition. You haven't added one.

    I am going to make you work on this post, tufguy. We can't just keep handing out answers.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: We have got eight to ten ratio men to women.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    OK, I told you that you needed an indefinite article and you added one. I have marked it above in green. That is correct.
    Please show me where I told you that you needed to add any definite articles at all. Why did you add two?
    I told you that you needed to add a preposition. You haven't added one.

    I am going to make you work on this post, tufguy. We can't just keep handing out answers.
    We have got an eight to ten ratio "from" or "with" men to women.

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    Re: We have got eight to ten ratio men to women.

    The Cambridge Dictionary has a useful sample sentence.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: We have got eight to ten ratio men to women.

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    The Cambridge Dictionary has a useful sample sentence.
    We have got an eight to ten ratio of men to women.

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    Re: We have got eight to ten ratio men to women.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    an eight-to-ten ratio
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