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Hi,

Could you please check for me if I am making any mistakes in these sentences?


That idea has a wide currency. (Is this a correct word to be used here?)

I added more [ score / tally ] in last minutes of the game. (Both of them are correct, however score is more common?)

I am still [ counting / scoring / tallying ] my score. (Counting is more common?)

I tried to heighten an effect. (Is this a correct word here or do you have a better word here?)

He was injured in a shooting [ accident / incident ]. (Both of them are possible?)


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John AkiThat idea has a wide currency. (Is this a correct word to be used here?)

Yes, but my feeling, which also seems to be borne out by Google search results, is that "That idea has wide currency" may be more usual.

John AkiI added more [ score / tally ] in last minutes of the game. (Both of them are correct, however score is more common?)

"added more score/tally" does not seem natural. Usually we would say e.g. "I increased my score/tally in the last minutes of the game". "score" is overall a more common word than "tally". "tally" usually refers to a simple numerical count (e.g. goals scored), while "score" could refer to a simple count or a more complicated method.

John AkiI am still [ counting / scoring / tallying ] my score. (Counting is more common?)

"counting" and "tallying" are both OK here in most contexts that I can think of.

"scoring my score" doesn't work (the repetition is too awkward).

John AkiI tried to heighten an effect. (Is this a correct word here or do you have a better word here?)

Yes, that's OK, potentially depending on exactly what "effect" you are referring to. Other similar words in this context are "enhance", "emphasise" or "intensify".

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Thank you Mr GPY


John Aki