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    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

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    Re: Always confused by this problem *

    Quote Originally Posted by hello12345 View Post
    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).

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    Re: Always confused by this problem *

    Quote Originally Posted by hello12345 View Post
    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

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    Re: Always confused by this problem *

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    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
    No, that form is not right.

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    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

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    Re: Always confused by this problem *

    Quote Originally Posted by hello12345 View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    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 .

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    Re: Always confused by this problem *

    Quote Originally Posted by true will View Post
    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.



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    Re: Always confused by this problem *

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    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!
    Thank you for your explanation.
    Chellamuthu

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