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    #1

    being not able to

    Identify the one underlined word or phrases that must be changed in order for the sentence to be grammatically correct.

    1. Film directors can take far great liberties in dealing with concepts of time and space than stage directors can.
    2. Not able to type accurately would hurt a graduate’s chance of finding a suitable job as a secretary.
    3. No other beverage comes even close to rivaling coffee as the most widely drinking refreshment in the world.
    4. Restaurant patrons who stay after 11 o’clock will have to drive, walk, or take a taxi home unless the subway stops operating then.

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    1. Film directors can take far greater liberties in dealing with concepts of time and space than stage directors can.
    2. Being not able to type accurately would hurt a graduate’s chance of finding a suitable job as a secretary.
    3. No other beveragescomes even close to rivaling coffee as the most widely drinking refreshment in the world.
    4. Restaurant patrons who stay after 11 o’clock will have to drive, walk, or take a taxi home untill the subway stops operating then.



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    #2

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    1. Film directors can take far greater liberties in dealing with concepts of time and space than stage directors can.
    2. Being
    not unable to type accurately would hurt a graduate’s chance of finding a suitable job as a secretary.
    3. No other beverage
    s comes even close to rivaling coffee as the most widely drinking refreshment in the world.
    4. Restaurant patrons who stay after 11 o’clock will have to drive, walk, or take a taxi home
    untill the subway stops operating then.

    Try #3 and #4 again.

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    #3

    Re: being not able to

    1. Film directors can take far great liberties in dealing with concepts of time and space than stage directors can.
    2. Not able to type accurately would hurt a graduate’s chance of finding a suitable job as a secretary.
    3. No other beverage comes even close to rivaling coffee as the most widely drinking refreshment in the world.
    4. Restaurant patrons who stay after 11 o’clock will have to drive, walk, or take a taxi home unless the subway stops operating then.

    My answers are written as below. Please check them out. Thanks!

    1. Film directors can take far greater liberties in dealing with concepts of time and space than stage directors can.
    2.Not being able Being not able to type accurately would hurt a graduate’s chance of finding a suitable job as a secretary.
    3. No other beverages comes even close to rivaling coffee as the most widely drinking refreshment in the world.
    4. Restaurant patrons who stay after 11 o’clock will have to drive, walk, or take a taxi home [STRIKE]as/sincel [COLOR[/COLOR] the subway stops operating then.
    Last edited by shannico; 20-Jan-2012 at 15:57. Reason: revised before for since/as as I had misread

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    Re: being not able to

    2. Being unable to type accurately would hurt a graduate’s chance of finding a suitable job as a secretary.
    Is "Not being able to" also acceptable?

    3. No other beverage comes even close to rivaling coffee as the most widely drunk refreshment in the world.

    4. Restaurant patrons who stay after 11 o’clock will have to drive, walk, or take a taxi home before the subway stops operating then.

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    #5

    Re: being not able to

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    2. Being unable to type accurately would hurt a graduate’s chance of finding a suitable job as a secretary.
    Is "Not being able to" also acceptable? Yes

    3. No other beverage comes even close to rivaling coffee as the most widely drunk refreshment in the world.

    4. Restaurant patrons who stay after 11 o’clock will have to drive, walk, or take a taxi home before the subway stops operating then.
    'Before' does not work in #4. If the patrons stay after 11, they cannot take a taxi before the subway stops operating at 11. Ask yourself why the patrons will have to drive, etc.

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    Re: being not able to

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    2. Being unable to type accurately would hurt a graduate’s chance of finding a suitable job as a secretary.
    Is "Not being able to" also acceptable?

    3. No other beverage comes even close to rivaling coffee as the most widely drunk refreshment in the world.

    4. Restaurant patrons who stay after 11 o’clock will have to drive, walk, or take a taxi home before the subway stops operating then.
    Please see my previous post, I was revising before to replace it with for/since when my pc crashed.

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    4. Restaurant patrons who stay after 11 o’clock will have to drive, walk, or take a taxi home since / for the subway stops operating then.

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    #8

    Re: being not able to

    I'd have used 'because'; we often introduce new information with this conjunction. 'Since' is possible, though 'since' usually suggests that the reason given is known to the reader. With 'for' the new information is often given almost as afterthought; it is not very natural here, in my opinion.

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    4. Restaurant patrons who stay after 11 o’clock will have to drive, walk, or take a taxi home because the subway stops operating then.

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