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Is this sentence grammatically correct?

Is this sentence grammatically correct? Topic: Is this sentence grammatically correct?
June 16, 2019 / By Brier
Question: What you said is more or less what happens in America. But no one has the balls to admit it. Except you. What is the correct way to write this sentence? Thanks in advance!
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Aliah Aliah | 8 days ago
What you said is, more or less, what happens in America, but only you have the balls to admit it. Although, I would say that if you are writing this for a college paper, using "balls" in that way is probably not a good idea. "Balls" meaning "guts" or "courage" is very much a slang term that, I would think, most college professors would be unhappy seeing in a college paper.
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Aliah Originally Answered: Is this sentence grammatically correct?
Well, first of all, the word "current" is redundant : you say it "has risen about 2.0 degrees Fahrenheit since 19th century . . . ", so what else would you be referring to other than the current temperature ? And you don't need "the" to begin with either. There is only ONE "global temperature". The second part is equally clumsy, and too wordy, with extra words which serve no useful purpose. "It appears" suggests that there is some doubt about the increase. Is it increasing or not ? If it is then just get on with describing the rate. Something like the following is more economical, gets directly to the point, and is very easy to understand : "Global temperature has risen about 2.0 degrees Fahrenheit since the late 19th century, and the rate of increase is almost twice what it was 50 years ago."

Tyrone Tyrone
What you said is what happens in America, more or less, but no one has the guts to admit except you.
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Rik Rik
What you said may be happening right now in America and no one is brave enough to admit it except you.
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Merv Merv
What you've said is more or less what happens in America; however, no one has the courage to admit it, except you.
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Jordon Jordon
What you said may be happening right now in America and no one is brave enough to admit it except you. ..
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Jordon Originally Answered: Is this sentence grammatically correct?
It is the very fact that keenness and dedication are two separate entitities that means 'have' must be used. The two qualities form a plural, and 'have' is thus the correct verb form. Personally, I would invert the sentence: My keenness and dedication to science have always been the motivating forces behind my achievements, from winning Science Fair prizes to representing my country at an international level. It reads less clumsily.

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