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Proper English #1 (permalink) Sat Jun 03, 2006 20:20 pm   Proper English
 

#7 The supposed answer is as follows:

It is important to initiate all new recruits quickly into company procedures to stop the former becoming bored.

Proper english would be as follows:

It is important to initiate all new recruits quickly into company procedures to stop them from becoming bored.

Or at the least saying, "to stop the former from becoming bored"

#10 The supposed answer is as follows:

It is no good expecting promotion within the first two years.

Proper english would be as follows:

It is no good expecting a promotion within the first two years.
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Advanced test answer is wrong for #7 and #10 #2 (permalink) Sun Jun 04, 2006 4:48 am   Advanced test answer is wrong for #7 and #10
 

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I'm afraid that you are incorrect on both counts, Oomniman. The from is optional in the format 'to stop smb doing sth'. Optional also is the article a, since promotion can be either countable or uncountable in this sentence.
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Proper #3 (permalink) Sun Jun 04, 2006 7:18 am   Proper
 

Hi oomniman,

Just one point if we are going for correctness, words for languages start with a capital letter - English.

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Proper English #4 (permalink) Mon Jun 05, 2006 19:18 pm   Proper English
 

"to stop former becoming bored" let's be realistic who speaks like that....we can't all speak like the Queen of England. I have yet to meet anyone who speaks like an English Text Book. Ok what I should say from now on is this is how people speak but it's most likely BAD English ahahah. ;)
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