# Always confused by this problem *

• 25-Jul-2009, 17:18
hello12345
Always confused by this problem *
Boost in the economy bring job opportunity

Boost of the economy bring job opportunity

I am always confused by this kind of problem, sometime may be like Boost for the economy

which one is right, and is there any good way to help me solve this kind of problem.

Thanks so much
• 25-Jul-2009, 17:47
Raymott
Re: Always confused by this problem *
Quote:

Originally Posted by hello12345
Boost in the economy bring job opportunity

Boost of the economy bring job opportunity

I am always confused by this kind of problem, sometime may be like Boost for the economy

which one is right, and is there any good way to help me solve this kind of problem.

Thanks so much

'A boost in the economy' is the correct form.
All English learners are confused by prepositions - every last one of them. (Also English-speaking learners of Italian, Spanish, German etc. are confused by their prepositions, if that is any comfort to you).
• 27-Jul-2009, 12:39
true will
Re: Always confused by this problem *
Quote:

Originally Posted by hello12345
Boost in the economy bring job opportunity

Boost of the economy bring job opportunity

I am always confused by this kind of problem, sometime may be like Boost for the economy

which one is right, and is there any good way to help me solve this kind of problem.

Thanks so much

Hi hello 12345
you can say economic boost bring job opportunity. This form is right .
note: this sentence without any prepositions so you be not confused .

Hope to get benefit :-D
• 27-Jul-2009, 13:06
Raymott
Re: Always confused by this problem *
Quote:

Originally Posted by true will
Hi hello 12345
you can say economic boost bring job opportunity. This form is right .
note: this sentence without any prepositions so you be not confused .

Hope to get benefit :-D

No, that form is not right.
• 27-Jul-2009, 15:15
hello12345
Re: Always confused by this problem *
Could you tell me why use "in" instead of "of", and how to judge which preposition should be the right one when the same problem come to me, or is there special book for preposition.

Thanks
• 27-Jul-2009, 15:27
Raymott
Re: Always confused by this problem *
Quote:

Originally Posted by hello12345
Could you tell me why use "in" instead of "of", and how to judge which preposition should be the right one when the same problem come to me, or is there special book for preposition.

Thanks

No, I can't, sorry. The only reason it's 'in' not 'of' is that we say it that way. If there was a simple way to choose what preposition to use, then learning the right preposition would not be so hard for everyone - and it is.
You could learn the easier prepositions:
Prepositions - Glossary Definition - UsingEnglish.com
But some you will just have to guess at until you learn them from experience.
• 27-Jul-2009, 17:51
true will
Re: Always confused by this problem *
Quote:

Originally Posted by Raymott
No, that form is not right.

Thanks for your comment . you said this sentense is wrong and you didn't declare the reason. could you declare the corrected form?

The structuer of this sentence is right without preposition . '' economic boost brings job opportunity. ''

Hope to know the right thing .
• 27-Jul-2009, 18:40
Raymott
Re: Always confused by this problem *
Quote:

Originally Posted by true will
Thanks for your comment . you said this sentense is wrong and you didn't declare the reason. could you declare the corrected form?

Certainly.
There are several correct forms, but "economic boost bring job opportunity" is not one of them.
I did not correct the whole of the OP's sentence, since he was primarily interested in the preposition.

The form of the above sentence is incorrect because:
- it lacks correct morphology: "brings" would be necessary to make the verb correct.
- "economic boost" requires an article: "An economic boost", for example, or perhaps "Economic boosts"
- "job opportunity" would have to be "job opportunities" or "an opportunity for jobs" or "opportunities for jobs". "Job opportunity" as an abstract concept is possible, but is unlikely to be used in this sentence.

Some correct minimalist forms of this sentence would be:
Economic boosts bring job opportunities.
An economic boost brings job opportunities.

But a good English rendition (without using a preposition) would be better written as:
An economic boost would bring increased job opportunities.
Economic boosts generally bring an increase in job opportunities.

• 10-Aug-2009, 10:08
chellamuthu
Re: Always confused by this problem *
Quote:

Originally Posted by Raymott
Certainly.
There are several correct forms, but "economic boost bring job opportunity" is not one of them.
I did not correct the whole of the OP's sentence, since he was primarily interested in the preposition.

The form of the above sentence is incorrect because:
- it lacks correct morphology: "brings" would be necessary to make the verb correct.
- "economic boost" requires an article: "An economic boost", for example, or perhaps "Economic boosts"
- "job opportunity" would have to be "job opportunities" or "an opportunity for jobs" or "opportunities for jobs". "Job opportunity" as an abstract concept is possible, but is unlikely to be used in this sentence.

Some correct minimalist forms of this sentence would be:
Economic boosts bring job opportunities.
An economic boost brings job opportunities.

But a good English rendition (without using a preposition) would be better written as:
An economic boost would bring increased job opportunities.
Economic boosts generally bring an increase in job opportunities.

Hi Raymott!