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When I upload the following sentence to a online grammar checker, it shows that "be" is incorrect. I would really appreciate it if someone could let me know what is the wrong with it.


Under such conditions, not only would assigning a young leader be unfair, but it also could lead to a controversy.

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dileepaUnder such conditions, not only would assigning a young leader be unfair, but it also could also lead to a controversy.

As shown. The "be" is correct. You can't always depend on grammar checkers.

CJ

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The grammar checker is wrong. The sentence structure, including "be", is in fact correct.

"assigning a young leader" may not be the optimal wording. I'm not sure without more context.

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dileepaWhen I upload the following sentence to a online grammar checker, it shows that "be" is incorrect. I would really appreciate it if someone could let me know what is the wrong with it.

Something is wrong with the grammar checker. "It would be unfair" is normal English.

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This is a "not only+ but..." structure. The previous post already confirmed that "be" is correct.. Maybe you can see it this way. What would be unfair? The act of assigning a new leader. So....not only would assigning a young leader be unfair, but it also could lead to a controversy.

Thank you very much for the answer.

Thank you very much for the answer. In actual fact this essay is about whether young people make better leaders than older people. My argument was senior leaders are better then younger counterparts. Therefore, what I wanted to expresses through "assigning a young leader" is the fact that a company assign a young person as a leader.

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