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showed a good understanding or showed good understanding

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showed a good understanding or showed good understanding

Postby trevorb » Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:00 am

Are both of the following sentences grammatically correct? Is one preferable to the other? Any insight on this matter would be greatly appreciated.

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Mary showed good understanding of the musical concepts.

Mary showed a good understanding of the musical concepts.
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Re: showed a good understanding or showed good understanding

Postby Alan » Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:39 am

Both are possible, but the second is slightly more natural.
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