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    Question "face to" as a verb?

    Hi,

    "We faced to challenging moments during past year"
    This is a sentence I saw in a text. The text was translation of a letter from Persian to English and seemed weird to me.
    I didn't find such a preposition in any dictionary.

    The question is about using/not using “to” as a preposition for “face”.
    I need to know if it's a way to write more politely/formal or it's completely wrong.

    (sorry if I'm not good in writing.)
    Thank You

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    Re: "face to" as a verb?

    Quote Originally Posted by CSYavar View Post
    Hi,

    "We faced to challenging moments during past year"
    This is a sentence I saw in a text. The text was translation of a letter from Persian to English and seemed weird to me.
    I didn't find such a preposition in any dictionary.

    The question is about using/not using “to” as a preposition for “face”.
    I need to know if it's a way to write more politely/formal or it's completely wrong.

    (sorry if I'm not good in writing.)
    Thank You
    It would make more sense if written "We faced two challenging moments during the past year."
    In English there are many words which sound alike but have different meanings. Some examples are: To, too, and two. These are called homophones.

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    Re: "face to" as a verb?

    It's wrong but prepositions are hard, so it's not surprising.

    If you saw it in native writing (not a translation) I'd say the person probably started to say something like "We've had to face" and did some rewriting.

    We faced some challenging times over the past year.
    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.

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    #4

    Re: "face to" as a verb?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    It would make more sense if written "We faced two challenging moments during the past year."
    In English there are many words which sound alike but have different meanings. Some examples are: To, too, and two. These are called homophones.
    I'm sure it's not that kind of problem. but thanks for learning me a new word: "homophones"

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    Re: "face to" as a verb?

    Quote Originally Posted by CSYavar View Post
    I'm sure it's not that kind of problem (no full stop here) but thanks for learning teaching me a new word: "homophones".
    Concentrate on the difference between "to teach" (what we do) and "to learn" (what you do).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: "face to" as a verb?

    It was sent before I could stop it. You're right n thx. But I need opinions about the main question,

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    #7

    Re: "face to" as a verb?

    So you say something is missing there. I guess the same. But I'm not sure about it. I hope someone give a clear description and tell me if it's right or wrong.

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    #8

    Re: "face to" as a verb?

    ------- teaching me ------

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    Re: "face to" as a verb?

    Quote Originally Posted by CSYavar View Post
    I hope someone give a clear description and tell me if it's right or wrong.
    Barb told you it was wrong. She and Gillnetter suggested what might have been intended.

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