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    #1

    Do these two sentences sound correct?

    Are they all correct?

    A: 1) Where we do differ from other life forms is in our ability to record and learn from our collective history.
    2) Where we fully (or: definitely/absolutely)differ from other life forms is in our ability to record and learn from our collective history.

    B: 1) The more we learn, the better our chances of survival in the future widen.
    2) The more we learn, the better are our chances of survival in the future.

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    #2

    Re: Do these two sentences sound correct?

    They seem correct to me but I'm neither a teacher nor a native speaker. Let's see if someone else chimes in.

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    #3

    Re: Do these two sentences sound correct?

    Any other views?

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    #4

    Re: Do these two sentences sound correct?

    I don't much like B 1. It's not natural.

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    #5

    Re: Do these two sentences sound correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I don't much like B 1. It's not natural.
    I agree. For a start, I don't think our chances "widen". If anything I would say:

    "... the more our chances of future survival grow".

    But I prefer B2.

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    Re: Do these two sentences sound correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I don't much like B 1. It's not natural.

    Thanks so much...I suppose the others sound well.

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