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I do not know what is wrong with this sentence, Can anyone help?

See example:

Criminalize cyber bullying could act as a deterrent to prevent cyber bullying in the future.
asked May 01 '13 at 22:46 pim m. New member

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In order to make a verb, an activity, the grammatical subject (or object) of a sentence, it must be in gerund form (verb+ing).  As well, you need a hyphen in cyber-bullying; the verb prevent is unnecessary with the noun deterrent; and there is no need to repeat cyber-bullyingCriminalizing cyber-bullying could act as a deterrent in the future.  One other option instead of a gerund is to change criminalize into its noun form, criminalization: The criminalization of cyber-bullying could act as a deterrent in the future.

link comment edited May 02 '13 at 14:26 Shawn Mooney Expert

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