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    #1

    Is it right in English?

    I'll increase the time dedicated for studying by one hour.

    This is a translated sentence, so is it correct in English, if not,

    what is the correct one?


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    #2

    Re: Is it right in English?

    yes it is correct english

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    #3

    Re: Is it right in English?

    How about this?
    I will increase by one hour the amount of time I devote to my studies.

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    #4

    Re: Is it right in English?

    I don't know, it doesn't sound correct or nice at all!

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    #5

    Re: Is it right in English?

    Quote Originally Posted by tasneemspring View Post
    I'll increase the time dedicated for studying by one hour.

    This is a translated sentence, so is it correct in English, if not,

    what is the correct one?
    "...dedicated to..." is better, but apart from that it's fine.

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    #6

    Re: Is it right in English?

    devote is better in place of dedicate

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    #7

    Re: Is it right in English?

    Quote Originally Posted by corum View Post
    devote is better in place of dedicate
    Why?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #8

    Re: Is it right in English?

    I think dedicated is fine, but like Bhaisahab would use dedicated to studying. I can't see why devoted works better than dedicated. Dedicated is a standard usage for setting something aside or restricting its usage for a particular purpose, etc. That said, the sentence doesn't sound very natural- something like I'm going to dedicate an extra hour to studying might do the job better.

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    #9

    Re: Is it right in English?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I think dedicated is fine, but like Bhaisahab would use dedicated to studying. I can't see why devoted works better than dedicated. Dedicated is a standard usage for setting something aside or restricting its usage for a particular purpose, etc. That said, the sentence doesn't sound very natural- something like I'm going to dedicate an extra hour to studying might do the job better.

    I also think that the sentence suggested is much more better, but does it convey the same meaning?

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    Re: Is it right in English?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I think dedicated is fine, but like Bhaisahab would use dedicated to studying. I can't see why devoted works better than dedicated. Dedicated is a standard usage for setting something aside or restricting its usage for a particular purpose, etc. That said, the sentence doesn't sound very natural- something like I'm going to dedicate an extra hour to studying might do the job better.
    yes
    I agree

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