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I usually search every phrases that I'm not sure. "The majority of people's first priority" is something like that. However, when I googled it, there were only three websites that have used this phrase intact. Therefore, I think there might be some issues with it. For that reason, I would really appreciate it if someone could let me know whether that phrase is acceptable or not.


This is mainly attributed to the fact that it is their families that the majority of people's first priority.

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The sentence makes no sense. What are you trying to say?

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There's a verb missing. Say it either of these ways.

This is mainly attributed to the fact that it is their families that are the majority of people's first priority.

This is mainly attributed to the fact that it is their family that is the majority of people's first priority.

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Thank you very much for the reply. What I wanted to express in the sentence is that for the majority of people their family is of paramount importance. I wore the previous sentence as well to get the context.


Not to mention, not only could working from home avoid commuting time, but it also makes employees’ lives more convenient. This is mainly attributed to the fact that it is their families that the majority of people's first priority.

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Thank you very much for the answer. Frankly, it is a coincidence that you've written these two sentences.


This is mainly attributed to the fact that it is their families that are the majority of people's first priority.

This is mainly attributed to the fact that it is their family that is the majority of people's first priority.


In fact, many time I find it difficult to decide whether I should use singular or plural noun in these types of sentence. I mean, "people" is a plural noun. Therefore, shouldn't we use "families" - the plural version - in the sentence?

dileepan fact, many time I find it difficult to decide whether I should use singular or plural noun in these types of sentence. I mean, "people" is a plural noun.

The sentence is quite awkwardly phrased. That is the root of your difficulty. You are trying to write "sophisticated" sentences, but most of the time, that effort will yield poor results. The more powerful and elegant sentences are straightforward, not contorted.

This is grammatical, but inelegant.

This is mainly attributed to the fact that it is their families that are top priority for the majority of people.

These are better sentences:

This is mainly attributed to the fact that the majority of people give their families top priority.

This is mainly attributed to the fact that the majority of people prioritize their families over everything else.

This is mainly attributed to the fact that most people prioritize their families first.

This is mainly attributed to the fact that family is the highest priority for most people.

This is mainly attributed to the fact that family ranks at the top of the priority list for most people.

Thank you very much for the answer. "Contorted" is a new word for me; thank you for using such words in the answer.

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