Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    sky753 is offline Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • China
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    773
    Post Thanks / Like

    factor in her success and element of her success?

    Hello Everyone,

    In Longman dictionary, there is a sentence under the word element--Honesty is a vital element of her success.

    I would like to know here if we can say "Honesty is a vital factor in her success." to express the similar meaning of the elemment sentence. If yes, could you tell me the subtle differences between them.

    Thanks and Regards

    Sky
    Last edited by sky753; 15-Apr-2013 at 01:59.

  2. #2
    5jj's Avatar
    5jj is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    28,167
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: factor in her success and element of her success?

    Quote Originally Posted by sky753 View Post
    I would like to know here if we can say "Honesty is a vital fatory in her success." to express the similar meaning of the elemment sentence.
    No

  3. #3
    probus's Avatar
    probus is offline Key Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • Canada
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    2,223
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: factor in her success and element of her success?

    Now that you have edited your original question to correct the typo, I think the answer is yes. Factor and element are pretty synonymous.

Similar Threads

  1. [Idiom] keep trying to success
    By kwfine in forum English Idioms and Sayings
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 05-Sep-2010, 13:24
  2. Luck and success
    By thienthan20 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 13-Sep-2007, 19:59
  3. all the way in your success
    By user_gary in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 16-Jul-2007, 21:51
  4. success
    By minnie2007 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 30-May-2007, 13:10
  5. success
    By mengta in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-Sep-2005, 19:41

Posting Permissions

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