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    The government is to blame

    Hello.
    Is this sentence grammatical? Would you say it sounds posh?

    The government is to blame for the precarious economical situation of this nation of ours.
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    Re: The government is to blame

    Welcome to the forum!

    It would be grammatically correct if you changed one word. Can you see which one? I'd say it sounds strained rather than posh.

    Per forum rules, I changed the thread's title to include some words from the message.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: The government is to blame

    Economic?
    ...economic situation of our nation.

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    Re: The government is to blame

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    Economic?
    ...economic situation of our nation.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: The government is to blame

    Hi and a warm welcome from me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Look down on View Post
    the precarious economical situation of this nation of ours.
    First, "economical" and "economic" have different meanings. Second, saying "the economic situation of this nation of ours" is not wrong, but you can say the same thing much more concisely:

    The government is to blame for the precarious state our economy is in.

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    Re: The government is to blame

    And you can make it more concise (if you want to), by saying:

    The government is to blame for the precarious state of our economy.
    The government is responsible for the precarious state of our economy.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The government is to blame

    Thanks for your remarks, buddies.

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    Re: The government is to blame

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    Thanks for your replies/answers. remarks,
    You're welcome, but note that you don't need to write a post to thank someone on the forum in future. Just click Like/Thank instead.

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    buddies.
    That's highly casual and inappropriate here (and in any formal/semi-formal context).

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    #9

    Re: The government is to blame

    Where are those buttons, teacher?

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    Re: The government is to blame

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