LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
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Scrutiny is a noun. You want to use it as an adjective, and I don´t think I´ve ever heard used that way. Dog and sheep are nouns, but in some contexts they can be used as adjectives. You cannot say dog sheep (well, you can, but people are going to stare at you and scratch their heads), but you can say sheep dog. That is a type of dog that works around sheep. With scrutiny analysis/verification, you are inventing a term. It´s not going to fly, it´s not going to work and be understood.
careful scrutiny of our department´s accounts - Good!
careful analysis of our department´s accounts - Good!
careful verification of our department´s accounts - This doesn´t sound right to me. How do you verify an account? I would understand this to mean that you have proven that the account exists. I doubt that is what you wanted to say. How about "careful review of our department´s accounts"?
If I use the word scrutiny, can I also use analysis, or verification, etc, in the same sentence?
For example: We performed a c.
Or would only "...careful scrutiny of our..." be enough
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