Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Caused upon?

  1. #1
    crazyaboutenglish is offline Junior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Spanish
      • Home Country:
      • Spain
      • Current Location:
      • Spain
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    99
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Caused upon?

    Hi, my friend who helps me learn English has a problem with the following sentence and I hope someone can help me/her.

    Almost as a consequence of the multi necessities that five years of crude conflict caused upon the nations involved...

    Her question is - can conflict be caused upon a nation; is this correct English?

    Thank you

  2. #2
    SoothingDave is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    9,500
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Caused upon?

    It's not a very good or clear sentence.

    It is the conflict that caused the necessities. "Caused upon" is not correct. Without knowing the rest of the sentence, I can't suggest a re-write.

    I can say that it needs to be "multiple necessities" or "many necessities."

  3. #3
    crazyaboutenglish is offline Junior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Spanish
      • Home Country:
      • Spain
      • Current Location:
      • Spain
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    99
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Caused upon?

    THANK YOU!!!

Similar Threads

  1. Confusion caused by 'the' and 'and'.
    By sudipadcary in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 26-Aug-2012, 18:24
  2. was caused by?
    By thomas615 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 23-May-2012, 03:28
  3. having caused
    By *^^* in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 18-Aug-2011, 12:34
  4. caused by/ due to/ because of
    By kiranlegend in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 27-Aug-2009, 21:04
  5. caused or resulted
    By mengta in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 19-Jul-2005, 23:03

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •