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    i have been asked to write a report, and I have 3 doubts, I would be grateful if someone could help me.

    - however, there was not football pitch in the centre of the city
    isnīt it better to put: however, there was not ANY football pitch in the centre of the city

    - the organising comitee was very kind
    was or were?

    - There are some aspects that can/may/should be improved
    What modal is better?


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    Re: report

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    i have been asked to write a report, and I have 3 doubts, I would be grateful if someone could help me.

    - however, there was not football pitch in the centre of the city
    isnīt it better to put: however, there was not ANY football pitch in the centre of the city You can either say "there was no football pitch" or there wasn't any football pitch" - they mean the same.

    - the organising comittee was very kind
    was or were? If you regard the committee as a single entity; however, if you regard the committee as a group of individuals, you can use "were".

    - There are some aspects that can/may/should be improved
    What modal is better? That will depend on your context.
    can = it is probable
    may = it is possible
    should = imposes obligation
    .

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