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    1. Dogs provide company to the aged.
    2. Dogs keep the aged company.

    Are both sentences correct?

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    Default Re: Are both sentences correct?

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    I would use 'for' in #1. #1 can state a potential or actual use for dogs; #2 can state only the actual use-- at least, that is how I read them normally.
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    Default Re: Are both sentences correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    1. Dogs provide company to the aged.
    2. Dogs keep the aged company.

    Are both sentences correct?
    Why not say like this:Dogs are good company for the elderly. Or maybe like this:Dogs make wonderful companionsfor the elderly. Cheers, Koh!

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    Default Re: Are both sentences correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    Why not say like this:Dogs are good company for the elderly. Or maybe like this:Dogs make wonderful companions for the elderly. Cheers, Koh!
    The first sentence below was provided by the teacher of English as answer to a comprehension passage quesion. I don't think the answer is grammatically correct and I came out with the second. As Micawber pointed out, it should be 'provide for'

    1. Dogs provide company to the aged. ( ... provide ... for ... )
    2. Dogs keep the aged company.

    However, I would say that your sentences are well-constructed and I like them.

    All the best

    Koh
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    Default Re: Are both sentences correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    The first sentence below was provided by the teacher of English as answer to a comprehension passage. I don't think the answer is grammatically correct and I came out with the second. As Micawber pointed out, it should be 'provide for'

    1. Dogs provide company to the aged. ( ... provide ... for ... )
    2. Dogs keep the aged company.

    However, I would say that your sentences are well-constructed and I like them.

    All the best

    Koh
    I just gave my own variants because those sentences seemed a little awkward to me.Cheers!

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