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    wich is the corect form?

    Hay,

    I am writing a summary of some interviews I conducted.
    Could you tell me which of these two sentences is correct?

    For example, it has been recommended not to "over examine" and to keep courses short

    For example, it was recommended not to "over examine" and to keep courses short


    thanks!

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    Question Re: wich is the corect form?

    Quote Originally Posted by falfuly View Post
    Hay,

    I am writing a summary of some interviews I conducted.
    Could you tell me which of these two sentences is correct?

    For example, it has been recommended not to "over examine" and to keep courses short

    For example, it was recommended not to "over examine" and to keep courses short


    thanks!
    The verb recommend does not take infinitive. I'll rephrase your sentence something like that; It has been recommended that courses be kept short.( I have no idea what you mean by over examine.)
    Hope this helps!
    Dawood
    Last edited by Dawood Usmani; 03-Nov-2008 at 16:19.

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    Re: wich is the corect form?

    ..."over-examine" would have been quite clear if it had had the hyphen. Some words that use the prefix "over-" have by now lost it and become one word (like "overdo" or "overeat") but here it needs a hyphen. And the choice of tense depends on the context; either could be appropriate.

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    Re: wich is the corect form?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    ..."over-examine" would have been quite clear if it had had the hyphen. Some words that use the prefix "over-" have by now lost it and become one word (like "overdo" or "overeat") but here it needs a hyphen. And the choice of tense depends on the context; either could be appropriate.

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    tanks!

    could you look at the whole paragraph and tell me which of the two versions is the right one?

    "Some interviewees said ease of use to be extremely important. Others regarded this factor importance as something granted. They added that e-learning should be "learner-centered" rather then "learning-centered". For example, it has been recommended not to "over examine" and to keep courses short."


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    Re: wich is the corect form?

    Quote Originally Posted by falfuly View Post
    tanks!

    could you look at the whole paragraph and tell me which of the two versions is the right one?

    "Some interviewees said ease of use to be is extremely important. Others regarded this factor importance as something granted "ease of use" as taken for granted. They added that e-learning should be "learner-centered" rather then "learning-centered". For example, it has been recommended not to "over-examine" and to keep courses short."
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    Re: wich is the corect form?

    thankssssss

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