if I could 'prove' only one of those gap fills, I'd get a scholarship. It would make my life much easier.
I have already defended them but if anything else comes to your mind, how would you defend them, please post it.
Only 1% missing and I want to maximize the success so I kindly ask you to help me.
Hmm, I doubt whether this will affect your scholarship chances if they've already decided against it, but ...
1 - She has been given hope FROM one of the charities...
That's OK. "By" is better.
Besides BY and THROUGH we can also use FROM as there is no grammar rule that forbids it. Hope came 'from'...
2 - ...- it's an indictment of an indifferent western world, which tolerates such cruel waste so EASILY as it is outside the gaze of our television cameras.
OR: Such cruel waste is so easily tolerated as it is outside the gaze of our television cameras.
Instead of a phrase SO LONG AS we can use AS separately. No
3 - And almost one OF three (children) is stunted in height.
Note really. It's "in".
In a sense of 'one third' is besides IN usage of OF also acceptable (example: printing documents in Word: 'printing 1 of 5 copies'), also there is no grammar rule which would contradict that, and there is no difference in meaning.
Grammar and meaning are not the only things being tested here. Usage is too.
4 - The family now has a mosquito PROTECTION to sleep under.
"a mosquito protection" isn't right. "Protection" is uncountable here.
PROTECTION is a hyponym of other acceptable solutions (net, cover, mash, curtain).
5 - Many have only one day off a month – and some no DAY at all.
"days" would be more commonly used.
Logic sentence continuation and (Some people have no day off at all) grammatically acceptable.
6 - Dr Richard Stone, an adviser to the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry said yesterday: “This seems TO BE a premeditated attack aimed at causing distress to the Lawrence family because they are black.”
Nothing wrong with that sentence, unless there is further context that necessitates "to have been". If the attacks have stopped, "to have been" is correct.
The time of the narrator could be in present even though the attack is in real past time.
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