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    can somebody help me correct these sentences.

    1) To what do you attribute to my fainting?
    2) To what do you attribute the fainting that occur to me?
    3) What is the reason that lead to the fainting that occur to me.
    4) To what can i contribute to my fainting?

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    Exclamation Re: can somebody help me correct these sentences.

    Quote Originally Posted by michael281001 View Post
    1) To what do you attribute to my fainting?
    2) To what do you attribute the fainting that occured to me? (If it is past occurance)
    3) What is the reason that lead to the fainting that occured to me.
    4) To what can i contribute to my fainting?
    Contibute means to give or assist something for a work or organisation. You can not contribute to an illness

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    Re: can somebody help me correct these sentences.

    Quote Originally Posted by michael281001 View Post

    1) To what do you attribute to my fainting? Best choice

    2) To what do you attribute the fainting that occur to me?
    I don't think "occur" works with "fainting". As the previous poster said, even if it did, it would be "occurred".

    3) What is the reason that lead to the fainting that occur to me?
    Same answer as number 2.

    4) To what can I contribute to my fainting?
    As the previous poster said, contribute is not the correct word here. You could say "Not eating for a week contributed to my fainting spells".
    I'm not sure what the specific point of your exercise was - I thought perhaps the use of "To what...?" but your third sentence doesn't fit the pattern.

    A simpler way to say it would be "Why do you think I fainted?" or "Why did I faint?"

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