Is the 2nd sentence OK? (I have a word count to meet).

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God declared that Gideon’s army was too large and reduced it to 300 men.  

 

God declared the army too large and reduced it to 300 men.

asked Aug 11 '13 at 03:07 Susan New member

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If using the second sentence, the subjet (Gideon's Army) would need to be idenfied in the preceding sentence. Otherwise, it would be unclear which army "God declared" to be too large. Is you word count that strict? Usually +/- 10% is acceptable for word limits.

link answered Aug 11 '13 at 03:20 michael New member

Michael, I see what you mean. It was mentioned in the previous sentence. How about this?So Gideon gathered an army of 32,000 men to fight against the vast force of Midian. God declared the army too large and reduced it to a mere 300 men.

SusanAug 12 '13 at 00:00

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