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meaning of "On the basis of" #1 (permalink) Sun Mar 13, 2005 5:40 am   meaning of "On the basis of"
 

Test No. incompl/advan-64 "Pay and Allowances", question 1

On the ......... of her ten years' service she immediately qualified for the extended annual leave of six weeks.

(a) base
(b) basis
(c) ground
(d) foundation

Test No. incompl/advan-64 "Pay and Allowances", answer 1

On the basis of her ten years' service she immediately qualified for the extended annual leave of six weeks.

Correct answer: (b) basis

Your answer was: incorrect
On the ground of her ten years' service she immediately qualified for the extended annual leave of six weeks.
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On the basis of #2 (permalink) Sun Mar 13, 2005 23:45 pm   On the basis of
 

Because of her ten years' service she immediately qualified for the extended annual leave of six weeks.

Because she had worked for ten years she immediately qualified for the extended annual leave of six weeks.

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On the basis of #3 (permalink) Wed Mar 28, 2007 19:34 pm   On the basis of
 

Hi, Torsten

why "on the basis" and not "on the ground" ?
for me they are pretty much the same..

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meaning of "On the basis of" #4 (permalink) Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:13 am   meaning of "On the basis of"
 

Hi,
Where is the different between "basis" and "base"? Can anyone help me?
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meaning of "On the basis of" #5 (permalink) Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:36 am   meaning of "On the basis of"
 

Hi LS,

Good to hear from you again.

I think it would be more common, at least for me, to say 'on the grounds'.

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meaning of "On the basis of" #6 (permalink) Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:41 am   meaning of "On the basis of"
 

Hi Loverose,

Putting it very simply I would say 'base' is actual and 'basis' is abstract. When we talk about the base of a column or pillar in a building , we are talking about the actual bottom part of it. When we talk about the basis of an argument, we are using it figuratively to refer to the main principles that lie at the bottom of an argument/discussion.

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meaning of "On the basis of" #7 (permalink) Fri Nov 06, 2009 6:07 am   meaning of "On the basis of"
 

Oh, I grasped the problem, Mr.Alan,
Again, thanhks for your help,
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