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    The rank and file

    I have tried to use "the rank and file" in my sentence. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    Despite the voices from the rank and file that the prime minister should show more feelings, she seems not to have heard the message and continues behaving like a cold, distant bureaucrat.

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    Re: The rank and file

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    the voices from the rank and file that
    That part doesn't work.
    Also, use "feeling", not "feelings."

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    Re: The rank and file

    Could I use "calls" instead and write like this:

    Despite the calls from the rank and file that the prime minister should show more feeling...

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    Re: The rank and file

    That's much better. If this is the first mention of "calls" drop the preceding "the".

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