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    find the mistake3

    There is a factory in the city that makes parts for cars and buses.

    I don't see any mistakes.
    Maybe we should say of instead of for


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    Re: find the mistake3

    Quote Originally Posted by nado92 View Post
    There is a factory in the city that makes parts for cars and buses.

    I don't see any mistakes.
    Maybe we should say of instead of for

    Do you know if the error is meant to be one single word, or punctuation, or could it be anything at all?

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    Re: find the mistake3

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Do you know if the error is meant to be one single word, or punctuation, or could it be anything at all?
    sure,only one single word.

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    Re: find the mistake3

    Quote Originally Posted by nado92 View Post
    sure,only one single word.
    There is a factory in the city that makes parts for cars and buses.


    Well, I can't say that I can see one word that could be changed. I can understand how there could be some confusion with the sentence because, the way it's written it looks like the factory is "in the city that makes parts.....". Clearly, it's the factory that makes the parts, not the city, but I can't see a way of changing just one word in order to make that clear.

    My only suggested versions would be:

    There is a factory that makes parts for cars and buses, in the city.
    There is a factory (in the city) that makes parts for cars and buses.

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    Re: find the mistake3

    Thanks for you help.

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    Re: find the mistake3

    ----- I am not an ESL teacher anymore -----

    Quote Originally Posted by nado92 View Post
    There is a factory in the city that makes parts for cars and buses.

    I don't see any mistakes.
    Maybe we should say of instead of for

    Maybe they want you to change "that" to "which"?

    Incidentally, at first I would change "for" to "of", but since the native speakers didn't complain about it I guess it is correct.

    Not a native speaker

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    Would the initial sentence be wrong with "of" instead of "for"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ymnisky View Post
    Would the initial sentence be wrong with "of" instead of "for"?
    As far as I'm concerned, we always say that a factory makes parts "for" things, whether it's cars, buses, ovens, computers etc or anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    As far as I'm concerned, we always say that a factory makes parts "for" things, whether it's cars, buses, ovens, computers etc or anything else.
    Thanks emsr2d2.
    So my bet goes on changing "that" to "which" in the original sentence.

    (Can I use such expression "my bet goes on..." ? Anything better?)

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