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    Disease,condition

    Look at the below link:

    http://www.flo-joe.co.uk/cae/student...ze/colloc1.htm

    Would you please tell me what's the reason that we can't use "condition" for the second sentence? (My uncle ..... )

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    Re: Disease,condition

    To use "condition", there would need to be an indefinite article.

    My uncle suffers from a heart condition.
    My uncle suffers from heart disease.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Disease,condition

    I am not a teacher.

    The other reason that 'disease' is the only right answer is that there are four questions, four possible answers, and they each have to be used once. If you use 'condition' where are you going to put 'disease'?

    Being able to find the right answer by elimination without necessarily understanding why it's right does not make for a good exercise in my opinion.

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    #4

    Re: Disease,condition

    The directions do not say that each word can be used only once. That makes the question even worse.

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    #5

    Re: Disease,condition

    Why not "disease" for the last sentence?

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    Re: Disease,condition

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    Why not "disease" for the last sentence?
    You could use "disease" in the last sentence.

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    Re: Disease,condition

    I mean why "disease' can't fit for the last one?

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    Re: Disease,condition

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    I mean why "disease' can't fit for the last one?
    I know you do/did. It can.

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