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Which one is clearer and grammatically correct?

  1. The course will commence on December 2 every Mondays and Wednesday, 4 hours each session, for 4 weeks

  2. The course will be scheduled every Mondays and Wednesdays starting on December 2, which will be for 4 weeks; each session will last for 4 hours.

  3. This 4-week course will start on December 2 and each session runs for 4 hours every Mondays and Wednesdays.


I have a follow-up question:

1 The course will start on December 2 and *will run for 4 weeks with 4-hour session every Monday and Wednesday

2 The course will start on December 2 and *run(s?) for 4 weeks with 4-hour session every Monday and Wednesday

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  • The meaning is clear, which is good news, but both sentences are verbose and awkward-sounding and need to be rewritten.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Commented Sep 27, 2019 at 11:13
  • @KillingTime, I have edited my construction.
    – Hydes
    Commented Sep 27, 2019 at 11:49
  • @Mari-LouA Don't use a big word where a diminutive one would do. Commented Sep 27, 2019 at 13:30
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    Added a 3rd sentence... BTW it's "every Monday", we say "every day" NOT "every days"
    – Mari-Lou A
    Commented Sep 27, 2019 at 13:42

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You could say

The course will start on December 2nd and run for 4 weeks with 4 hour sessions every Monday and Wednesday.

or even

The 4 week course will start on 2nd December. 4 hour sessions will be every Monday and Wednesday.

Maybe breaking the original into two simpler sentences will make it clearer.


Since writing the above, you have added version 3

This 4-week course will start on December 2 and each session runs for 4 hours every Mondays and Wednesdays.

Which contains a minor error. You can either say

...each session runs for 4 hours every Monday and Wednesday.

or

each session runs for 4 hours on Mondays and Wednesdays.


Regarding your additional questions, minor corrections again

1 The course will start on December 2 and will run for 4 weeks with 4-hour sessions every Monday and Wednesday

or

1 The course will start on December 2 and *will run for 4 weeks with a 4-hour session every Monday and Wednesday

and similarly

2 The course will start on December 2 and runs for 4 weeks with 4-hour sessions every Monday and Wednesday

or

2 The course will start on December 2 and runs for 4 weeks with a 4-hour session every Monday and Wednesday

However, as Mary and I have already pointed out, it would be better to simplify your sentence, possibly in the way I originally proposed - break it into 2 shorter ones with one idea in each.

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  • Thank you for your help and for pointing out my mistakes.
    – Hydes
    Commented Sep 28, 2019 at 5:58
  • I have a follow-up question: #1 The course will start on December 2 and *will run for 4 weeks with 4-hour session every Monday and Wednesday #2 The course will start on December 2 and *run(s?) for 4 weeks with 4-hour session every Monday and Wednesday.
    – Hydes
    Commented Sep 28, 2019 at 6:34
  • @Hydes I have taken the liberty to edit you original question to add these sentences. Commented Sep 28, 2019 at 8:54

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