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    Question the use of overshadow and be superior to

    hi, when we are conveying the message like choice A is much better than choice B, of course we can say 'A has some merits,which make it superior to B.'
    Now I am curious to know whether it is a correct way or a native way to replace the word superior by writing like this, 'A has some merits,which makes it overshadow B.'

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    Re: the use of overshadow and be superior to

    Welcome to the forums, Javier.

    Quote Originally Posted by javierchang View Post
    Hi. When we are conveying the message that choice A is much better than choice B, of course we can say 'A has some merits,_which make it superior to B.'
    Now I am curious to know whether it is a correct way or a native way to replace the word 'superior' by writing it like this: 'A has some merits,_which make it overshadow B.'
    I would not say it's wrong, but prefer the simpler 'better than' or 'preferable to'.

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    Re: the use of overshadow and be superior to

    Thanks a lot for your answer! You know recently I am preparing foe the TOEFL writing, therefore, in order to acquire a high grades, in terms of using of vocabularies,I have to write in a more brilliant and more native way. So, can you teach me some some excellent and native ways to express idea like A is preferable to B. I will highly appreciate your answer!

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    Re: the use of overshadow and be superior to

    Quote Originally Posted by javierchang View Post
    hi, when we are conveying the message like choice A is much better than choice B, of course we can say 'A has some merits,which make it superior to B.'
    Now I am curious to know whether it is a correct way or a native way to replace the word superior by writing like this, 'A has some merits,which makes it overshadow B.'
    This is a separate point. What you wrote is uncommon. More common would be, "A has some merits, but B is the superior answer". Having some merits does not make an answer right or superior unless the alternatives have fewer merits or no merits at all.

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