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    21st century

    Hi there,

    Could you proofread the following sentence?

    The 21st century sees the advancement in technology which has brought us a lot of wonderful devices such as computers, mobile phones and other electronic gadgets.


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    Re: 21st century

    The 21st century sees - not too keen on the tense as the century has a long way to go- I would use 'has seen'
    the advancement - no article and, IMO, it would be better in the plural (if so, then change 'has' to 'have')

    Factual issue- computers and mobile phones were products of the last century.

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    Re: 21st century

    Hi there,
    Thanks a lot.
    But the subject 'advancement' is uncountable noun. So is it better to use 'which has' instead of 'which have'


    The 21st century has seen the advancement in technologies which has brought us a lot of wonderful devices such as computers, mobile phones and other electronic gadgets.

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    Re: 21st century

    It can be countable or uncountable- here, I would use the plural.

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