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    Before embarking a new relationship

    What's wrong with this sentence?(syntactically)

    Before embarking a new relationship, she should try to figure out why all the other men blew her off.

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    Re: Before embarking a new relationship

    There's a missing preposition. Can you find out what it is?

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    Re: Before embarking a new relationship

    Embark takes a preposition.

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    Re: Before embarking a new relationship

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    There's a missing preposition. Can you find out what it is?
    We're synchro-posting.

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    Re: Before embarking a new relationship

    Before embarking "on/upon" a new relationship, she should try to figure out why all the other men blew her off. ( The rest is O.K.?)

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    Re: Before embarking a new relationship

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    Before embarking "on/upon" a new relationship, she should try to figure out why all the other men blew her off. ( The rest is O.K.?)
    That's fine. '... blew her off' is rather informal. It's not an expression I'd use.

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    Re: Before embarking a new relationship

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    That's fine. '... blew her off' is rather informal. It's not an expression I'd use.
    I would (and do) use the expression, but not in the same sentence as "embarking".

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