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    other than and rather than, etc

    Dear teachers,

    I have two questions to ask:

    No.1
    For there ________ successful communication, there must be attentiveness and involvement in the discussion itself by all present.

    a. to be b. being

    The key is "a". Could you please explain the grammar? Can I choose "be"?

    No.2

    Children in the United States are exposed to many influences_______ those of their families.

    a. other than b. rather than

    The key is "b" but I think both are correct.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    Re: other than and rather than, etc

    1- No, it's like 'in order to have'.
    2- a) seems beter to me, suggesting additional influences. While grammatically correct, b) seems to exclude the parents as an influence. Without more context, I'd default to a).

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    Re: other than and rather than, etc


    Dear tdol,

    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    1- No, it's like 'in order to have'.
    2- a) seems beter to me, suggesting additional influences. While grammatically correct, b) seems to exclude the parents as an influence. Without more context, I'd default to a).

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