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1

Ability _ sing

Ability TO sing

NOT

Ability of singing
Ability for singing
Ability for me to sing

2

We have 3 times as many more pears as you

We have as many or more pears than you

Right or wrong?

Both wrong. No "more". Using "as... than" is wrong.

We have 3 times as many pears as you

We have at least as many apples as you

3

Consider

I consider the law as illegal

Teaching was traditionally considered as a female profession

What's wrong?

As is redundant

I consider the law ILLEGAL

Traditionally considered a female profession

I consider the law TO BE illegal is not preferred


WRONG:

I consider the law AS illegal
I consider the law as if it were illegal

4

I require you that you CANNOT go to the store
I require you that you ARE not allowed to go to the store

What's wrong with these statements?

Bossy needs statement

I require you that you NOT GO TO THE STORE

Or

I require you not to go


5

She drank coffee for staying awake

Right or wrong?

Wrong

She drank coffee to stay awake

6

He wrote with pencils____ with pens

1) rather than
2) stead of

Rather than

7

Sales are higher this year over last year

Right or wrong?

Wrong

Use than

Sales are higher this year than last year

8

The reason for her execution was because of adultery

What's wrong with this sentence?

The reason... because is wrong.

The reason for her execution was adultery.

9

She is expected to be appointed as chairman

What's wrong?

As is redundant .

She is expected to be appointed chairman

10

Prohibit/ forbid

I prohibit you ___ school grounds

I forbid you___ school grounds

From leaving or to leave?

I prohibit you FROM LEAVING school grounds

I forbid you TO LEAVE school grounds

11

Soldier ants are sterile, wingless females that serve many roles within a colony, from serving as sentinels and sounding a warning when danger is near.

Right or wrong?

Wrong. Idiom is from... to

From serving as a sentinels to sounding... is correct

12

Yield Evidence for
Yield evidence of
Yield evidence thAt

What is the correct way of using the above sentences?

Yield Evidence for a noun (ex: her boss)

yield evidence of a noun(ex: incompetence)

Yield evidence that .... follows a more complex sentence

13

Equipped for
Equipped as
Equipped to be

How to use correctly

Equipped as noun (ex: a witch)
Equipped for a noun (ex: supper)
Equipped to be verb (ex: equipped to face)

14

Simultaneously ____

What preposition?

With

15

Lay vs lie

Lay- lay an object down
Lie- subject itself lies down.

Difference lies between ...

16

In burning

Is this a correct idiom?

No. When burning or while burning is correct

17

The Same to A as B

Correct?

No. The same to A as to B

18

Can "whether" stand alone?

Yes, don't need "or" to follow

19

Attribute x ___ y

Fill in the blank

Attribute x to y

20

Capable to do ...

Right or wrong?

Wrong, it’s capable of doing ..

21

In choosing
By choosing

Which is correct?

Both correct

22

Just as X, so Y
Like X, Y

Correct?

Yes