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    Which of the following sentences is grammatically correct?

    Which of the following sentences is grammatically correct?

    1. I am hoping our leaders would soon wake-up from an state of unconsciousness and will take some sensible decisions.

    2. I am hoping our leaders would soon wake-up from an state of unconsciousness and take some sensible decisions.

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    Re: Which of the following sentences is grammatically correct?

    Sentence 2 is closer. Use will, replace the hyphen with a space, and use the correct indefinite article before a consonant sound and you'll have a correct sentence.

    We make decisions in American English, but I think take is okay in the British variety.
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    Re: Which of the following sentences is grammatically correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Sentence 2 is closer. Use will, replace the hyphen with a space, and use the correct indefinite article before a consonant sound and you'll have a correct sentence.

    We make decisions in American English, but I think take is okay in the British variety.
    I used indefinite article "an" because the word "state" has a vowel sound. Can you please guide me further about it.

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    Re: Which of the following sentences is grammatically correct?

    Why do you think the word "state" starts with a vowel sound?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Which of the following sentences is grammatically correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by chameleon82 View Post
    I used indefinite article "an" because the word "state" has a vowel sound. Can you please guide me further about it.
    Native English speakers can pronounce st at the beginning of a word without adding the short vowel that some non-native speakers find necessary. It's our pronunciation that guides the rule.

    If you find it impossible to say state without an initial vowel (i.e., pronouncing it like estate), you can use the sound of the word a as that vowel (when "a" is necessary, of course).
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