His sentence has been commuted to 6 months on the...............of failing health.
Thanks again for Bobk and Miner49'er.
grounds=the reason for doing or believing something e.g.He resigned on medical grounds.
I refused on the grounds that(=) because it was too risky.
basis=the reason for something. Marks are awarded on the basis of progress and performance.
There is no legal basis for his claim.
basis=a situation, fact, or idea from which something can develop. Dani's essay can serve as a basis for our discussion.
Why is 'on the basis of' wrong in cleopenelope's post?
Reason as in the underlying fundamental assumption(s); e.g., 'progress and performance', 'Dani's essay'; Cf. 'failing health', ?She was fired on the basis of failing health.
As Casi's '?' indicates, though, people are beginning to accept what seems to me to be an error due to a misunderstanding based on dictionary definitions that over-simplify by saying things like 'basis = reason'.
an error due to a misunderstanding based on dictionary definitions that over-simplify by saying things like 'basis = reason'.
In fact, my/the definition which you corrected came from 'Cambridge Learner's Dictionary'.
I'm still trying to figure out the rest. I admit, this time I am a bit confused.