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    Pedro's ability to hear his mother calling was blamed on a slight hearing ability which was eventually solved using a revolutionary new technique from a sophisticated research laboratory.

    Is that correct?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ucef View Post
    Pedro's ability to hear his mother calling was blamed on a slight hearing ability which was eventually solved using a revolutionary new technique from a sophisticated research laboratory.

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    No, "disability" would make sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ucef View Post
    Pedro's ability to hear his mother calling was blamed on a slight hearing ability which was eventually solved using a revolutionary new technique from a sophisticated research laboratory.

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    "Disability" works for the second "ability", but the first must also be changed. "Perdro's ability to hear" is not the problem, it is his "inability to hear".

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    No, "disability" would make sense.
    The choices I have in the exercice are: ability, ability and revolution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ucef View Post
    The choices I have in the exercice are: ability, ability and revolution.
    I don't understand the exercise, but those choices are wrong.

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    inability, disability, revolutionary
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    inability, disability, revolutionary
    That's what I thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ucef View Post
    Pedro's ability to hear his mother calling was blamed on a slight hearing ability which was eventually solved using a revolutionary new technique from a sophisticated research laboratory.
    Hello,

    I'd like to ask to our teachers if "which" here is used correctly? Shouldn't it be "that"? Even if "which" is correct, which I don't think so, it should be preceded by a comma, shouldn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    Hello,

    I'd like to ask to our teachers if "which" here is used correctly? Shouldn't it be "that"? Even if "which" is correct, which I don't think so, it should be preceded by a comma, shouldn't it?
    "Which" is fine.

    I had a hearing impairment which was eventually solved with the use of a hearing aid.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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