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Koh Elaine
Posted: Thursday, June 7, 2018 10:46:13 PM
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The next cohort reported to be headed for the exit is set to include Bursa Malaysia chief executive Tajuddin Atan - whose seven years in charge has seen robust growth in the Kuala Lumpur stock exchange.

The above is about Prime Minister Mahathir of Malaysia reducing the workforce after he became prime minister.

Is the bold part correct grammatically?

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palapaguy
Posted: Thursday, June 7, 2018 11:19:35 PM

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It's grammatically correct. "Exit" is sometimes "exits" (plural) in this context.
leonAzul
Posted: Friday, June 8, 2018 12:43:36 AM

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Koh Elaine wrote:
The next cohort reported to be headed for the exit is set to include Bursa Malaysia chief executive Tajuddin Atan - whose seven years in charge has seen robust growth in the Kuala Lumpur stock exchange.

The above is about Prime Minister Mahathir of Malaysia reducing the workforce after he became prime minister.

Is the bold part correct grammatically?


It is correct with regard to the verb. The entire pattern, however involves to be headed for the exit, as an infinitive phrase in passive voice. The words "is set" should be parsed as the verb for the main clause of the sentence.

Is this grouping of the words helpful for you, or does it cause more confusion?


"Make it go away, Mrs Whatsit," he whispered. "Make it go away. It's evil."
leonAzul
Posted: Friday, June 8, 2018 12:49:38 AM

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palapaguy wrote:
It's grammatically correct. "Exit" is sometimes "exits" (plural) in this context.


I would respectfully disagree with this. In this context, "to be headed for the exit" is an euphemism meaning, "forced to leave."


"Make it go away, Mrs Whatsit," he whispered. "Make it go away. It's evil."
Koh Elaine
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Thanks to both of you.
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