Results 1 to 5 of 5
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Bengali; Bangla
      • Home Country:
      • India
      • Current Location:
      • India

    • Join Date: May 2010
    • Posts: 62
    #1

    Let to

    Hi,

    1) Don't let tension to overpower you

    OR

    2) Don't let tension overpower you


    Which one is correct? or both the sentences are correct. should i use 'the' before tension.

    Thanks,

    Rita



  1. Barb_D's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Mar 2007
    • Posts: 19,221
    #2

    Re: Let to

    Hi,
    I've separated your post from the thread because it's a new topic. Please start a new thread when you have a new question.

    I would not write that with a "to."
    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.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Portuguese
      • Home Country:
      • Brazil
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Jun 2009
    • Posts: 1,517
    #3

    Re: Let to

    ----- Not an ESL teacher -----

    Quote Originally Posted by rita_b View Post
    Hi,

    1) Don't let tension to overpower you

    OR

    2) Don't let tension overpower you


    Which one is correct? or both the sentences are correct. should i use 'the' before tension.

    Thanks,

    Rita


    Only #2 is correct:
    "Don't let tension overpower you."
    You don't need to state "the tension," in fact it is much better without the definite article.

    I don't know to which extent "overpower" is natural here, I would suggest:
    "Never let tension rule over you," or something similar. A native speaker's opinion would be welcome.

  2. bhaisahab's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Ireland

    • Join Date: Apr 2008
    • Posts: 25,626
    #4

    Re: Let to

    Quote Originally Posted by Abstract Idea View Post
    ----- Not an ESL teacher -----



    Only #2 is correct:
    "Don't let tension overpower you."
    You don't need to state "the tension," in fact it is much better without the definite article.

    I don't know to which extent "overpower" is natural here, I would suggest:
    "Never let tension rule over you," or something similar. A native speaker's opinion would be welcome.
    "Overpower" is OK.

  3. riquecohen's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • Brazil

    • Join Date: Aug 2010
    • Posts: 6,002
    #5

    Re: Let to

    Quote Originally Posted by rita_b View Post
    Hi,

    1) Don't let tension to overpower you

    OR

    2) Don't let tension overpower you


    Which one is correct? or both the sentences are correct. should i use 'the' before tension.

    Thanks,

    Rita


    The second sentence, as others have already replied, is correct, if you are referring to tension in general. You may use the before tension if you are referring to a specific stressor such an impending surgery or marital problems. I would prefer to use stress rather than tension.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •