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    Concise - tie in with - elicit

    Hi teachers,

    I do have a question for those words

    is it correct if i say

    1) Our teacher gave us a concise lecture .
    2) My father likes to elicit the information from me .
    3) The student's performence tie in with his family situation and life style.

    Are those sentances correct

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    Re: Concise - tie in with - elicit

    Quote Originally Posted by roro1986 View Post
    Hi teachers,

    I do have a question for those words.

    Is it correct to say:

    1) Our teacher gave us a concise lecture . Correct.
    2) My father likes to elicit information from me . Omit the definite article.
    3) The student's performance ties in with his family situation and life style.

    Are those sentences correct?

    thank you
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    Re: Concise - tie in with - elicit

    Quote Originally Posted by roro1986 View Post
    Hi teachers,

    I do have a question for about those words.

    Is it correct if I say:

    1) Our teacher gave us a concise lecture.
    2) My father likes to elicit [the] information from me.
    3) The student's performance ties in with his family situation and life style lifestyle.

    Are those sentences correct?

    Thank you.
    Please note my amendments above in red - spelling, punctuation, capitalisation and spacing.

    I wouldn't describe a lecture as concise, I would simply call it short.
    Whether you need the article in number 2 depends on the context.
    I'm not sure how someone's performance can tie in with their lifestyle but if it can, then the sentence is fine.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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