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    I would like to know which those sentence bellow are corrected?

    1a - A real good teacher can make decisions easily.
    1b- A really good teacher can make decisions easily.
    1c- A real good manager can make decisions easy.


    2a- I cannot come to the party without you coming to work.
    2b- I cannot come to the party unless you come to work.
    2c- I cannot come to the party without you come to work.
    2d- I cannot come to the party unless you coming to work.

    3a- I could not hardly object, so the strike finished with scarcely a protest.
    3b- I could not hardly object, so the strike finished without scarcely a protest.
    3c- I could hardly object, so the strike finished with scarcely a protest.
    3d- I could hardly object, so the strike finished without scarcely a protest.

    4a- The ideal daddy is confident, fair, and likes to be a friend.
    4b- The ideal daddy is confident, fair, and a friend.
    4c- The ideal daddy has confidence, farness, and is friendly.
    4d- The ideal daddy is confident, fair, and friendly.

    5a - They try to take exceptional athletes and leaving poor ones behind.
    5b - They try taking exceptional athletes and to leave poor ones behind.
    5c - They try to take exceptional athletes and leave poor ones behind.
    5d - They try taking exceptional athletes and leave poor ones behind.


    Thanks,

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    Which do you reckon are correct?

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    I think the corrected ones would be: 1a, 2a, 3d, 4b, 5c

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    ???

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    1a
    2a- debatable- some would prefer the use of a possessive adjective (your) before a gerund. I would use 2b.
    3d It should be 3c as 'scarcely' implies that there was very little protest, so if you you use 'without' you change the meaning.
    4- strange question as most are correct. Some may object to the last comma in a) and there's a spelling mistake in c).
    5c

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