It seems to be a abstract thinking however , i do believe in that


in the the text above, is there somewhat grammatically wrong?

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It seems to be a abstract thinking however , i do believe in that .
asked Sep 02 '12 at 01:39 luis moreno New member

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There are several things wrong. Let's start with the most basic.


The personal pronoun "I" is always capitalized -- always, everywhere... always! It is never the lower case "i". Oh, did I say it is always capitalized.


Sentences always end with punctuation. There are no exceptions to this rule. The ending punctuation is usually a period, but it may be a question mark or exclamation point.


Your sentence wants to be a compound sentence. That is, two independent clauses joined with a semilcolon or a comma + conjunction. Your first independent clause is "It seems to be abstract thinking." When the adverb "however" functions as a conjunction, you always use a semicolon to join the clauses. "It seems to be abstract thinking; however, I do believe that."


The indefinite article "a" should not be placed before "abstract thinking" -- no article is required here. However, if (in a different sentence) you place an indefinite article before "abstract", it should be "an". We always use "an" before words starting with a vowel sound, and "a" before those with a consonant sound.


Your sentence clause "I do believe that" is incomplete. What do you believe? Your sentence needs to tell us. That is a relative pronoun and needs to point us to something that tells us what you believe. But there is nothing there to point to. The reader is left wondering and confused.


Oh, and did I mention that "I" is always capitalized?

link comment edited Sep 02 '12 at 01:58 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

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