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    provide/present

    In the following sentence, using "provide" instead of "prsent" is said wrong.
    I don't understand why it is and what difference are between them.
    Is there anybody who can tell me?

    Thank you in advance!

    * Students must present their ID card to be admitted free to the museum.

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    One more question:

    Parents are invited to the school on May 2 to discuss their child's ____.

    Does this sentence above make sense if I put the word "entrance" in the blank?

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    Re: provide/present

    Quote Originally Posted by pb
    In the following sentence, using "provide" instead of "prsent" is said wrong. I don't understand why it is and what difference are between them. Is there anybody who can tell me?

    Thank you in advance!

    Students must present their ID card to be admitted free to the museum.
    Well, provide means, supply (i.e., Students must provide proof that they are a student), whereas present means, show (i.e., Students must show their ID). :D

    One more question:

    Quote Originally Posted by pb
    Parents are invited to the school on May 2 to discuss their child's ____.

    Does this sentence above make sense if I put the word "entrance" in the blank?
    How about entrance requirements for their child or registration for the child?

    All the best, :D

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