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    to have for granted - support perfectly

    Hello. Today I wrote: "Using a computer, a child cannot get the motivation nor the help that a teacher has for granted"

    Does the expression "has for granted" exist? I wanted to say, that to give motivation and to provide help are intrinsic characteristics of a teacher.

    By the way, is this adverb in the correct place? "Introducing a computer in the classroom supports perfectly the learning process" Are there any rules relating to the position of adverbs?

    Thank you !

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    Re: to have for granted - support perfectly

    Quote Originally Posted by salvador.dal1950 View Post
    Hello. Today I wrote: "Using a computer, a child cannot get the motivation nor the help that a teacher has for granted"

    Does the expression "has for granted" exist? I wanted to say, that to give motivation and to provide help are intrinsic characteristics of a teacher.
    No. "To have for granted" doesn't exist. We "take something/someone for granted". It doesn't mean that something has intrinsic characteristics. It means that we can assume that something is true without further evidence, or that we do not necessarily appreciate what someone does.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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