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    rouby Guest

    Exclamation ambiguity

    which sentence do you think is true:
    1- to help pupils having a general idea.
    or
    2- to help pupils to have a general idea.

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    Default Re: ambiguity

    Neither is a sentence. However, it would be better to use the second one. For example:

    The point of the exercise was to help students have a better idea of the possibilities....

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    Default Re: ambiguity

    Quote Originally Posted by rouby
    which sentence do you think is true:
    1- to help pupils having a general idea.
    or
    2- to help pupils to have a general idea.
    The first one means, "to help students who already have a general idea before the help".

    Another example:


    "To give money to those having the, completed, claim form."

    They must have the completed form prior to getting the money.

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