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    Students will succeed to pass this exam.

    Is this sentence correct?

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    ***NOT A TEACHER***

    I am not sure of your sentence. I would write it in this way: Students will be succeeded in passing this exam.
    I think that succeed to should be followed by noun, IMO. Hope that helps.



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    Default Re: Grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by diplomacy View Post
    Students will succeed to pass this exam.

    Is this sentence correct?
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    'Succeed to do something' is wrong.

    If you insist on using "succeed", then I guess you could say, 'Students will succeed in passing this exam'. However, I think that 'Students will pass this exam' is more likely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    I am not sure of your sentence. I would write it in this way: Students will be succeeded in passing this exam.
    This is incorrect..
    [QUOTE]I think that succeed to should be followed by noun[/QUOTE]
    'Succeed' has a different meaning when followed by 'to':
    When Elizabeth II dies, Charles will succeed to the throne
    Last edited by 5jj; 28-Oct-2012 at 20:11. Reason: Failed attempts to sort out formatting problem.

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    Reason: Failed attempts to sort out formatting problem.

    5jj, in case you're interested. One way around this formatting problem is to copy the whole thing into Notepad (or a similar programme if you're on a Mac) and then paste it back here:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    I am not sure of your sentence. I would write it in this way: Students will be succeeded in passing this exam.
    This is incorrect.

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    I think that succeed to should be followed by noun
    'Succeed' has a different meaning when followed by 'to':
    When Elizabeth II dies, Charles will succeed to the throne

    *****

    It works like a charm .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken Sandwich View Post
    It works like a charm.
    For you, perhaps. You haven't met my computer gremlin.

    Thanks anyway. I'll try it next time this happens. I don't dare try it on my post in this thread in case I make it even worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken Sandwich View Post
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Students will succeed in passing this exam.
    To be honest, as always your comments really hit the bull's-eye, I must say. Bless you.

    Through your divine service which you will perform there, you will succeed in bringing Moshiach sooner, and hastening the Redemption.

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