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    Sentence

    I. If you can read a clock, you can know the time of day.

    I think there should have "a" or "the" before "day". Or, chang "day" to"days". Right?


    II. AIDS is a life-threatening sickness that attacks the body's natural defense system against disease. It can destroy the body's ability to protect itself.

    If I replace "It" with "The sickness", would the sentence be better?

    Please.

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    Re: Sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    I. If you can read a clock, you can know the time of day.

    I think there should have "a" or "the" before "day". Or, change "day" to"days". Right?
    Wrong.

    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    II. AIDS is a life-threatening sickness that attacks the body's natural defense system against disease. It can destroy the body's ability to protect itself.

    If I replace "It" with "The sickness", would the sentence be better?
    No.


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    Re: Sentence

    the two sentences are fine as they are

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    Re: Sentence

    RonBeeRe: Sentence
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    I. If you can read a clock, you can know the time of day.

    I think there should have "a" or "the" before "day". Or, change "day" to"days". Right?


    Wrong.


    No need to add articals before "day", because "day" here is uncountable noun?

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    #5

    Re: Sentence

    'time of day' is a fixed expression, that is why you don't need an article here.

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    Re: Sentence

    Thanks.

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    Re: Sentence

    You're welcome.

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