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    To achieve + inanmate object

    Hi, I was told that this sentence is not correct because of "achieves"
    "As Good As It Gets achieves to make the audience feel good by the end of the movie."

    I don't know why but maybe I only use "achieve" with people and not inanimate nouns. Is that correct? If it is can I use "suceeds"?

    Thank you!

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    Re: To achieve + inanmate object

    You don't need another verb there. "As Good As It Gets makes the audience feel good by the end of the movie."
    Last edited by MikeNewYork; 31-May-2014 at 06:48. Reason: typo

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    Re: To achieve + inanmate object

    Oh! Thanks! Can you tell me if "achieve" is only used with people and not inanimate nouns?

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    Re: To achieve + inanmate object

    Can I say "the movie achieved a box-office success"? Both the subject and the object are inanimate nouns.
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    Re: To achieve + inanmate object

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Can I say "the movie achieved a box-office success"? Both the subject and the object are inanimate nouns.
    "The movie achieved box-office success" is OK.

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