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    Hello, could you check some sentences for my essay, please?

    In the other hand, there are people who think that the teachers are too cruel and not qualified enough. Some of them think that they much smarter than their teachers and the teachers can't teach them something new. Probably there are such teachers who incapable to teach children but I've never met none of them.

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    Re: could you check a couple of sentences

    On the other hand, there are people who think that the teachers are too cruel and not qualified enough. Some of them think that they are much smarter than their teachers and that the teachers can't teach them something new. While there may be such teachers who are incapable of teaching children, I've never met any of them.

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    Re: could you check a couple of sentences

    Marlow, thanks a lot.

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    Re: could you check a couple of sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by Marlow
    On the other hand, there are people who think that __teachers are too cruel and underqualified. Some of them think that they are much smarter than their teachers and that the teachers can't teach them anything new. While there may be such teachers who are incapable of teaching children, I've never met any of them.

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    Re: could you check a couple of sentences

    quartz made a couple of corrections. I would say that we can't for sure know whether the sentence should run
    who think that __teachers are
    or
    who think that the teachers are

    Correct usage would depend on the context.

    Also, I would write the last sentence as
    While there may be __ teachers who are incapable of teaching children, I've never met any __.

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    Re: could you check a couple of sentences

    Is there something before the "On the other hand..." ? ? Usually something precedes this kind of construction, no?

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    Re: could you check a couple of sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by chaika
    quartz made a couple of corrections. I would say that we can't for sure know whether the sentence should run
    who think that __teachers are
    or
    who think that the teachers are

    Correct usage would depend on the context.
    You are right, of course. Given just this text, the article should be omitted. However, in a larger text, it would depend on context.
    Thank you for pointing that out, chaika.
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