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    Default better off doing, us, attempts

    Dear teachers,

    I hve three questions to ask:

    No.1
    So I 'm better off__________ where I am.
    a. staying b. to stay
    The key is "a". Could you please kindly explain if it is phrase?

    No.2

    How about us going to a concert at the weekend?

    I can also say “How about our going to a concert at the weekend? ” Is that right? And is there any difference between the two?

    No.3
    Many suicide _____ are impulsive.
    a. attempts b. tempts
    The key is "a". Could you please kindly explain why "b" isn't correct?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    Default Re: better off doing, us, attempts

    So I 'm better off__________ where I am.......a. staying b. to stay
    The key is "a". Could you please kindly explain if it is phrase?
    I am not quite sure what you mean by that, but the sentence is correct and natural English. 'I'm better off doing...' means that I am richer/happier/ more content/more satisfied if I do ...

    How about us going to a concert at the weekend?
    I can also say “How about our going to a concert at the weekend?” Is that right? Yes. And is there any difference between the two? No.

    Many suicide _____ are impulsive.......a. attempts b. tempts
    The key is "a". Could you please kindly explain why "b" isn't correct? 'Tempt' is a verb. If you tempt someone to do something, to try to make them think it is a pleasant thing to do.
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