2/22/12

Should it be analysis or analyses?

Supported ongoing pitching efforts of xxx groups by carrying out research, financial analyses and creating presentations.

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2/22/12

I would go with analysis there.

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2/22/12

+1 on analysis

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2/22/12

Analysis
Think singular / plural

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2/22/12

analysis

2/22/12

Thanks!

2/22/12

Analysis may sound better but it's not necessarily correct. We need more context. Did you do a single analysis or multiple ones? If you worked with several groups and conducted more than one analysis then "analyses" is correct.

It's somewhat a poorly constructed sentence. Research can be singular or plural, same goes for your analysis part, and presentations is plural. If what I said above is true then for consistency the plural form is correct. When you study for the GMAT you'll realize that its not good to trust your gut from the sound of a sentence alone.

2/23/12

@mb666 exactly because research and presentations are plural, I thought I should be using the plural, analyses. Of course, I also carried out more than one type of analysis. In my resume i have it as analysis but after thinking about it, it seems that it should be analyses for consistency as well as to represent the intended meaning. The majority here, however, thinks otherwise. Not sure why. English is not my native language, so this is extra tricky in my case.

Feel free to suggest a different format for the sentence.

2/23/12

I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.

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