punctuation of the sentence

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Have tried rewriting the sentence - still doesn't like the punctuation. Suggestions??????

See example:

No longer is the United States a country with a limited numbered of cultures residing within, and the people exclusively speak English - quite the contrary.
asked Jun 18 '12 at 00:28 Kay Reed New member

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"Numbered" should be "number". "residing within" is awkward. "a limited number of cultures" can be made more concise. Although I understand your intent, "quite the contrary" negates the negative of the previous clause and effectively says that the United States is an exclusively English-speaking, mono-cultural country.

 

No longer does the United States have a homogeneous culture where the people exclusively speak English.

link comment answered Jun 18 '12 at 02:41 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

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