Is this the correct grammar for this sentence?


noun-verb agreement? punctuation? Is there a better way to write this?

See example:

Rarely was there actually a perfect ten, and if there was, she always went for Chris anyways.
asked Oct 25 '13 at 21:13 AFB New member

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I would delete the word actually.  Rarely was there a perfect ten.  The reader can assume that you actually mean a perfect ten.  If you didn't actually mean that, the alternative might be to say that rarely was there almost a perfect ten.  If that were the case, you might as well say that a nine is rare.  See what I mean?


Anyways is not a proper word.  Though people say it, you should not use it unless you are writing dialog for a character.


There are many ways to rewrite this.  Here is one way:


Rarely was there a perect ten.  Even when there was, she still went for Chris. 

link comment answered Oct 25 '13 at 22:29 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

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