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    Hi,

    The goal of the Tablet PC is to make it possible to control a computer with a pen.

    Can we change the structure of the sentence as the folowing?

    1- The goal of the Tablet PC is to make controlling a computer with a pen possible.

    2- The goal of the Tablet PC is to make it possible controlling a computer with a pen.

    3- The goal of the Tablet PC is to make to control a computer with a pen possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    Hi,

    The goal of the Tablet PC is to make it possible to control a computer with a pen.

    Can we change the structure of the sentence as the folowing?

    1- The goal of the Tablet PC is to make controlling a computer with a pen possible. Okay

    2- The goal of the Tablet PC is to make it possible controlling a computer with a pen. A bit literary (once you delete the "it") but possible.

    3- The goal of the Tablet PC is to make to control a computer with a pen possible. No
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    Default Re: possible

    Hi, All,

    Am I right thinking that the sentence in question can be simplified a bit while maintaining the original sense in this way:

    "The goal of the Tablet PC is to enable controlling a computer with a pen." ?

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    Default Re: possible

    I prefer the original.

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