Taking into consideration the skills of Hassim in these courses, I am sure she made the right decision in choosing the master’s in agriculture. Furthermore, this master is crucial for enhancing his capacity to research and develop projects related to food production, which are required to assist the urgent demand of food for zones with scarcity.

  1. Is it clear that which are is referring to projects in this sentence?

  2. Is it correct to say ....to assist the urgent demand? I don't want to use to supply because I used it previously.

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    She or his? How many people are we talking about here? Oct 7, 2022 at 20:49
  • help me the demand, not assist
    – Lambie
    Oct 7, 2022 at 20:58
  • help meet the demand?
    – Stuart F
    Jul 10, 2023 at 10:28
  • A little sidenote, the last part of ..."urgent demand of food for..." should be for , not of... otherwise it's the food that has demands, and thats just weird :) Jul 10, 2023 at 10:37

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There are several idiomatic and stylistic errors in what you have proposed, but none that will prevent comprehension. Your “which are” is fine; no problem there. Your use of “assist” does not mean what you want it to mean, but people will figure out what you intend. What you should say is “assist in meeting the demand” rather than “assist the demand.”


Yes, it is clear that "which are" refers to "projects", because that's the only plural noun that comes before it. "This master" (which should be "this master's") is singular, while "his capacity" and "food production" are uncountable, and "are" is only used for countable plurals.

No, "urgent demand" could not be "assisted". I would suggest using the word "address" instead:

to address the urgent demand

if you don't want to spell out exactly what actions they are taking that provide assistance.

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