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    1. ADSL technology provides high-speed transmission at speeds of 50 to 100 times faster than a standard phone modem.
    2. ADSL technology provides high-speed transmission at speed 50 to 100 times faster than a standard phone modem.

    3. ADSL technology provides high-speed transmission at a speed 50 times faster then a standard phone modem.
    4. ADSL technology provides high-speed transmission at a speed of 50 times faster then a modem.

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    5. Voice Over IP is revolutionizing connectivity by allowing PC users to conduct voice transfers.

    6. Voice Over IP is the revolutionizing connectivity by allowing PC users to conduct voice transfers.
    7. Voice Over IP is revolutionizing the connectivity by allowing PC users to conduct voice transfers.

    What does #6 and #7 mean?

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    Numero 4 is the uno here.

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    Can someone help me with the post above please?

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    1. On Christmas day, we need to sell a lot of stuff.
    2. On the Christmas day, we need to sell a lot of stuff.
    3. On the 25th, we need to sell a lot of stuff.
    4. On 25th, we need to sell a lot of stuff.

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    1&3 are correct. Some would use 4, but 2 is wrong to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    Can someone help me with the post above please?

    Are these correct? What do they mean?
    1. On Christmas day, we need to sell a lot of stuff.
    2. On the Christmas day, we need to sell a lot of stuff.
    3. On the 25th, we need to sell a lot of stuff.
    4. On 25th, we need to sell a lot of stuff.
    1. is OK;
    Delete 'the' in 2.;
    3. is OK;
    Add 'the' to 25th.

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    1. is OK;
    2. is Not OK;
    3. is OK;
    4. is Not OK;
    5. is OK;
    6. is Not OK;
    7. is OK.

    The difference between 6 and 7 has to do with specificity. 'the' expresses a specific or known 'connectivity'.

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    1. ADSL technology provides high-speed transmission at a speed of 50 times faster then a modem.
    Why is this not right with 'of'? It sounds wrong to me without it though?

    2. On 25th, we need to sell a lot of stuff. (Why does this sound right without 'the'?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    1. ADSL technology provides high-speed transmission at a speed of 50 times faster then a modem.
    Why is this not right with 'of'? It sounds wrong to me without it though?

    2. On 25th, we need to sell a lot of stuff. (Why does this sound right without 'the'?)
    Check the answers again, please. 1. is OK.

    I don't know why 2. sounds OK to you; it certainly doesn't sound OK to me. :wink:

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    Sorry about that. I'll be more careful now. :)
    Thanks.

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    You're welcome. :D

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