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    #1

    correct sentence

    Please tell me whether my sentence is correct,if it is incorrect,then please give correct sentence with some examples.

    We have no dearth of good boys in this school.or
    We have no shortage of good boys in this school.

    Thanks.

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    Re: correct sentence

    Both are grammatical. Perhaps "shortage" is a more widely known word

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    #3

    Re: correct sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by shaukat mahmood View Post
    Please tell me whether my sentence is correct,if it is incorrect,then please give correct sentence with some examples.

    We have no dearth of good boys in this school.or
    We have no shortage of good boys in this school.

    Thanks.
    "Dearth" is a bit dated. It can be used for effect in some situations, but it is not a commonly used word.

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