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    Is the sentence correct? (Student)

    dear teachers
    I'd like to kwow whether the sentence "She is an excellent student at school and she is elected for her superior merits every year" is correct.
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    re: Is the sentence correct? (Student)

    Quote Originally Posted by juliana2 View Post
    dear teachers
    I'd like to kwow whether the sentence "She is an excellent student at school and she is elected for her superior merits every year" is correct.
    Thank you
    Yes, it's OK as a sentence.

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    Re: Is the sentence correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by juliana2 View Post
    I'd like to know whether the sentence "She is an excellent student at school and she is elected for her superior merits every year" is correct.
    "She is an excellent student at school" seems a bit redundant to me. Also, I am not sure what "superior merits" means. Also, "honored" seems more appropriate than "elected".



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    Re: Is the sentence correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    "She is an excellent student at school" seems a bit redundant to me. Also, I am not sure what "superior merits" means. Also, "honored" seems more appropriate than "elected".


    And yet, one isn't "honored" to the position of class captain; one is "elected". And if we don't know what "superior merits" are, how can we judge that someone should be "honored" for them rather than "elected", or even perhaps chastised?
    I think the best that can be done without any other context is to agree that it is a properly constructed English sentence.

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