Title for a science fair project


Does this question make sense? We are comparing the effectiveness of different detergents for a science fair project. We were wanting to use this as the title.


Which detergent will be emergent?

title grammer Usage rhyme asked Apr 12 '13 at 03:35 melinda New member

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'Emergent' isn't the word you want. If you're try to determine which is the best, use the word 'best'.


 Which detergent is best?


Rather than use a question in the title. I would describe what the project does.


A Comparison of the Effectiveness of Detergents.

link comment answered Apr 12 '13 at 12:11 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

On the other hand, a title can sometimes take poetic license.  That means you use a pun or some other play on words.  In this case, it is a word close to what you mean that creates a rhyme.  For a science fair, I would recommend using both.  The title can be shorter & bigger on the sign, to attract attention, and a more correct subtitle can go underneath.  I would change the verb to "is" since emergent already indicates changing status.


Which Detergent is Emergent? A Comparison of the Effectiveness of Detergents

link comment answered Apr 12 '13 at 12:59 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

Thanks guys! He won third place. :)

link comment answered Apr 19 '13 at 01:32 melinda New member

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