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  1. Anonymous
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    Grammar

    Please advise whether the followings sentences are correct or how this can be improved:

    (1) The Chairman welcomed members to the meeting.

    (2) The data reflected more on the performance of the students than the performance of the school.

    Thank you.

    Mabel

  2. Anonymous
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    (2) The data reflected more on the performance of the students than the performance of the school.

    I would change this sentence.


    Here is how I would writie it.

    The data reflected the performance of the students more than the performance of the school.


    or: The data was more a reflection of the students' performance than the school's performance.

    (1) The chairman welcomed members to the meeting.

    It would be a good idea to specify which members the chairman welcomed here. Are we talking about members of a committee?

    The chairman welcomed the committee members to the meeting.

    In any event, I believe "the" should be placed before "members", as the sentence would be making reference to certain or specific members I would think.

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