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grammar correction requested #1 (permalink) Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:24 am   grammar correction requested
 

-- EC has claimed that all the required arrangements for the CA election
have been made and appealed to the public to go to the polls fearlessly.

-- According to the home minister, all the citizens will be provided with
the maximum security during the election period/ time.
(.... maximum security will be provided/ given to all the citizens during
the election time.) Is this also okay?

-- The election is scheduled to be held on Nov. 19 .

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grammar correction requested #2 (permalink) Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:30 am   grammar correction requested
 

Too many definite articles, I'm afraid.

all citizens/ maximum security/ election time.
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grammar correction requested #3 (permalink) Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:37 am   grammar correction requested
 

That means if I cut out 'the' before " citizens ", " maximum security ", and " election time " then the sentences are grammatical.
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grammar correction requested #4 (permalink) Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:23 am   grammar correction requested
 

Absolutely.
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grammar correction requested #5 (permalink) Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:52 am   grammar correction requested
 

Just as I see it: simple "The election is due on…” would be nice. If you stick to your wording, “The election is scheduled on Nov 19” or “The election is to be held on…”
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grammar correction requested #6 (permalink) Mon Nov 18, 2013 16:11 pm   grammar correction requested
 

Hi Eugene,
Thank you for your suggestion.
What do you say about the other sentences?
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grammar correction requested #7 (permalink) Mon Nov 18, 2013 16:29 pm   grammar correction requested
 

Hi Noren,
In line with Alan's corrections, I would go for: According to the Home Minister, all citizens/voters will be provided with maximum security during the election period/ time. Or: "...maximum security measures will be taken during..." implying all voters will be protected. Somehow "maximum security will be given to all [the]citizens..." doesn't sound to me, 'maximum protection will be given' appealing more...
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grammar correction requested #8 (permalink) Mon Nov 18, 2013 17:09 pm   grammar correction requested
 

Alan wrote:
Absolutely.

Alan, won't the 'the' be justifiable when we refer to a particular (November 9) election?
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grammar correction requested #9 (permalink) Mon Nov 18, 2013 17:11 pm   grammar correction requested
 

Eugene2114 wrote:
Just as I see it: simple "The election is due on…” would be nice. If you stick to your wording, “The election is scheduled on Nov 19” or “The election is to be held on…”

But, Eugene, 'scheduled to be held' is very widely used here. Do you mean to say it is unacceptable or redundant?
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grammar correction requested #10 (permalink) Mon Nov 18, 2013 18:22 pm   grammar correction requested
 

The election is scheduled for...
The election is to be held on...
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