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    a few collocations of "understanding"

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to revise the following sentences?

    Have you got an understanding of the question?

    It was my understanding that we would share the expenses.

    We have to reach an understanding to keep a dispute out of the newspapers.

    This is my understanding of the affair.

    We bought the supplies on the understanding that we would be reimbusted.

    He disturbed the good understanding between them.

    We have to come to an understanding.

    He hasn't much understanding of the question.

    She has an excellent understanding.

    He hoped the loyalty of his subjects would concur with him in the preserving of a good understanding between him and his people.

    But there is a spirit in man; and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.

    The power of perception is that which we call the understanding.

    In its wider acceptation, understanding is the entire power of perceiving an conceiving, exclusive of the sensibility: the power of dealing with the impressions of sense, and composing them into wholes, according to a law of unity; and in its most comprehensive meaning it includes even simple apprehension.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Re: a few collocations of "understanding"

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to revise the following sentences?

    Have you got an understanding of the question?
    This in not incorrect but somewhat awkward. Why not just say: "Do you understand the question"?

    It was my understanding that we would share the expenses.

    We have to reach an understanding to keep a dispute out of the newspapers.

    This is my understanding of the affair.

    We bought the supplies on the understanding that we would be reimbusted.

    He disturbed the good understanding between them.

    We have to come to an understanding.

    He hasn't much understanding of the question.
    Again, this is a little awkward. Try this: "He doesn't have a very clear understanding of the question" Or simply: "He doesn't understand the question very well."

    She has an excellent understanding.
    understanding of what?

    He hoped the loyalty of his subjects would concur with him in the preserving of a good understanding between him and his people.

    But there is a spirit in man; and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.

    The power of perception is that which we call the understanding.

    In its wider acceptation, understanding is the entire power of perceiving an conceiving, exclusive of the sensibility: the power of dealing with the impressions of sense, and composing them into wholes, according to a law of unity; and in its most comprehensive meaning it includes even simple apprehension.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    Most of these are very fine sentences. A few of them could use a little reworking.

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    Re: a few collocations of "understanding"

    Quote Originally Posted by kfredson View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to revise the following sentences?

    Have you got an understanding of the question?
    This in not incorrect but somewhat awkward. Why not just say: "Do you understand the question"?
    Have you got any understanding of the question?
    This sounds OK to me.

    It was my understanding that we would share the expenses.

    We have to reach an understanding to keep a dispute out of the newspapers.

    This is my understanding of the affair.

    We bought the supplies on the understanding that we would be reimbusted.

    He disturbed the good understanding between them.

    We have to come to an understanding.

    He hasn't much understanding of the question.
    Again, this is a little awkward. Try this: "He doesn't have a very clear understanding of the question" Or simply: "He doesn't understand the question very well."
    This one is OK in BrE, I believe.

    She has an excellent understanding.
    understanding of what?

    He hoped the loyalty of his subjects would concur with him in the preserving of a good understanding between him and his people.

    But there is a spirit in man; and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.

    The power of perception is that which we call the understanding.
    I'd have dropped the article.

    In its wider acceptation, understanding is the entire power of perceiving an conceiving, exclusive of the sensibility: the power of dealing with the impressions of sense, and composing them into wholes, according to a law of unity; and in its most comprehensive meaning it includes even simple apprehension.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Exclamation Re: a few collocations of "understanding"

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to revise the following sentences?

    Have you got an understanding of the question?

    It was my understanding that we would share the expenses.

    We have to reach an understanding to keep the dispute out of the newspapers.
    This is my understanding of the affair.

    We bought the supplies on the understanding that we would be reimbusted.

    He disturbed the good understanding between them.

    We have to come to an understanding..= We have reached an understanding



    He hasn't much understanding of the question.

    She has an excellent understanding of the subject.

    He hoped the loyalty of his subjects would concur with him in the preserving of a good understanding between him and his people.

    But there is a spirit in man; and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.

    The power of perception that which we call understanding is in effect our knowledge about something, based on learning or experience.
    In its wider acceptation, understanding is the entire power of perceiving and conceiving, but exclusive of the sensibility: the power of dealing with the impressions of sense, and composing them into wholes, according to a law of unity; and in its most comprehensive meaning it includes even simple apprehension.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
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