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Please see the sentence below, i got a score 100 of 100, however when i was reviewing it,found a mistake, "by mix-next week.", can it be "mix-next week, it should be "mid-next week". The answer is clear, however, i would like to know why the online grammar can't recognize the issue, and how come i score 100 of 100, please let me know if i am missing any thing. Can we really depend on "Online Grammar Check" web tool.


It was nice to hear from you, and hoping everything is going good for you. I will definitely send you the "M2 Logo" by mix-next week.

I would like to appreciate for providing us the opportunity to work for CTAI.

asked Aug 16 '12 at 19:20 Mazedur Rahman New member

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Remember, it's only software. Even if the online spell checker checked hyphenated words, it would still have a hard time telling the difference between mid and mix -- both are correctly spelled and appear in the dictionary.


To decide whether the usage is right or not, the software would have to "understand" more about the context. I have read about several academic efforts (plus ones at Google and Microsoft) where the grammar/spell checker uses a statistical analysis of the surrounding words (think of that as the context) to determine whether something is "likely" to be an error. Google's version looks to the Web corpus for its statistical basis -- this works fairly well for Google Translate, but not so well for grammar. Other efforts use other strategies.


Totally accurate machine grammar/spell checkers remain in the future, if ever.


In any case, mid-next week is an awkward, and likely incorrect, use of a hyphentated compound adjective. Mid can either stand alone as an adjective or be applied as prefix (with a hyphen) to the noun it modifies. Next here is another adjective, so mid cannot be applied to it with a hyphen. Instead, mid and next act on week as coordinate adjectives,both words equally modifying the noun. Compound adjectives, which receive a hyphen, are formed from many parts of speech -- noun + noun, adjective + noun, noun + gerund, adjective + participle, etc. -- but never from two coordinate adjectives. The correct phrase is mid next week (informal) or the middle of next week (formal).


A present, only a human editor would pick up this problem.

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ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to compare precompetition anxiety between male and female student athletes’ of Jimma University who participated in Athletics competition, at 6th all Ethiopian governmental Universities sport festival. To attain this , a cross sectional study design was employed. For Statistical population consisted of 42 Jimma University athletes (n=26 male , n=16 female) a modified version of Pre-competitive state Anxiety Inventory-2 questioner (CSAI-2) that Comprises of 27-items and measure’s 3Components: Cognitive anxiety, Somatic anxiety and Self-confidence (Martens, Burton, Vealey, Bump, & Smith, 1990),were administered 30 minutes before to the competition schedule and finally 35 Completed questioners were collected ( 21from male ,14 from female ones).Yet,7 questioners were found to be incomplete. Relevant Data obtained were analyzed using quantitative methods, that are mean, standard deviation, t-test and Pearson product moment correlation so as to see whether any significant difference exist between male and female athletes with respect to precompetition anxiety  sub variables and to determine the existing relationship between gender towards the variable precompetition anxiety at 0.05level of Significant .
Study Population, participants, site and data collection
Statistical population of the present research Consisted of all male and female student athletes of Jimma University (n= 42) who participated in athletics competition at 6th all Ethiopian governmental universities sport festival that was hosted by Arbaminch University from June23 to 27/2013. After necessary arrangements with coaches and supervisors of Jimma university athletics team, the athletes were asked to answer the questionnaires according to their feelings before the competition. The questionnaires were, therefore, distributed for the whole statistical population 30 minutes before the competition started and finally 21completed questionnaires were collected from male athletes (Mage 19.75, SD _ 2.68) and 14 from female ones(Mage 19.75, SD _ 2.68). Yet, 4 participants did not indicate their gender on the returned questionnaires and 3 questionnaires were found to be incomplete.                                                 
                                     Instrument of Data Collection
In this study, the modified Competitive State Anxiety Inventory-2 questioner (CSAI-2; Martens et. al., 1990),that is widely used by different researchers to reliably measure  the components of anxiety in the athletic context ;was used to measure pre-competition state Anxiety level of Jimma University male and female student- athletes’. The CSAI-2 is made up of 27 items, in each statement an intensity rating Scale ranging (1: Not at all to 4: very often) and each item measure’s one of the 3 multidimensional constructs: cognitive anxiety, somatic anxiety and self-confidence. Besides, the multidimensional constructs are prearranged in the questioner as cognitive anxiety = Q.1,4,7,10,13,16,19,22,25, somatic anxiety= Q. 2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23,26,  and self-confidence =  Q.3,6,9,12,15,18,21,24,27 (Martens et. al., 1990).  The items in the present questioner were, therefore, arranged into four main categories including the background information of the respondents (see appendix-1).



Method of data Analysis
Quantitative methods were used to analyze the collected data. Descriptive statistics explicitly mean and standard deviation were computed. Besides, Independent t-test and Product Moment Correlation were computed  so as to examine whether any significant difference exist  between male and female student-athletes with respect to precompetition anxiety sub variables and to determine the existing relationship between gender towards  the variable pre -competition anxiety at 0.05level of Significant, respectively.

Method of data Analysis
SPSS 16 software was used to analyze the collected data. Data analysis was done by two parts of descriptive and inferential statistics section. In descriptive section mean and standard deviation were computed. However, In inferential statistics section such as independent t-test and the Product Moment Correlation were employed in order to examine whether any significant difference exist  between male and female student athletes with respect to precompetition anxiety sub variables and to determine the existing relationship between gender towards  the variable precompetition anxiety at 0.05level of Significant, respectively.




The internal consistency for cognitive anxiety, somatic anxiety, and self-confidence has been found to be .81, .82, and .88, respectively (Martens et. al., 1990), whereas in the present study, the validity of the questioner was assessed by senior researcher psychologist and the reliability by alpha Cronbach (=0.84). In addition, Esfahani and Soflu (2010) reported the reliability of this questioner as =0.89.

Validity of the research questions was verified by a panel of experts as well as reliability of the research tool was tested and the Cronbach’s Alpha was calculated (     ). Reliability of the research tool was tested  

link comment answered Apr 28 '13 at 14:12 aberra New member

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