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    Bassim is offline VIP Member
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    Prison officers in the UK are complaining

    I am wondering if my sentences are grammatically correct.

    Prison officers in the UK are complaining about worsening working conditions. Personnel shortage is endemic, violence an everyday occurrence, drug abuse among inmates prevalent as well as threat and blackmail. All this put the officers under enormous pressure and makes their job more difficult.

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    Re: Prison officers in the UK are complaining

    It sounds better to me to rewrite the second sentence to: "Personnel shortage is endemic, violence occurs every day, and drug abuse among inmates is prevalent as well as threats and blackmail."

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    "All this puts the officers under enormous pressure and makes their job more difficult."

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Re: Prison officers in the UK are complaining

    Personnel shortages are endemic sounds better to me. We have state and private prisons, so there are different systems in operation.

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