I'm writing an IELTS practice essay now.

In the example essay, there is a transition sentence saying "Nevertheless, whether nothing can be done to solve crime problems is debatable. " I know it is grammatically correct, but it still sounds a little bit odd to me.

What do you think? And how would you write it?

  • Thanks in advance! – Sissi Apr 24 at 13:31

It seems like a good formal sentence after preceding material has put forward the idea that crime problems can't be solved.

You could change the word order:
"Still, it's debatable whether nothing can be done to solve crime problems."

You could split it up:
"The foregoing suggests that nothing can be done about the problems resulting from crime. But that is debatable."

You could cut out some negation:
"It's debatable whether anything can be done to solve crime problems."
but that may change the emphasis.

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  • Awesome! Thank you for your advice. – Sissi Apr 25 at 8:31

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