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    Question What's wrong with this sentence?

    Hi everyone.
    I'd appreciate it if you could help me with this. Is there something wrong with the following sentence?
    SHE ATTRIBUTED THE FAILURE OF HER MARRIAGE TO HER HUSBAND'S INABILITY TO ACCEPT HER CHANGE FROM MOTHER TO A BUSINESSWOMAN.

    I think it must be".....her change from BEING A mother to/into BEING a businesswoman".
    or ".....her change from A mother to a businesswoman"


    I'd appreciate your help and suggestions.
    Let there be light!

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    Re: What's wrong with this sentence?

    Firstly, it's in all-caps, which is annoying.
    "She attributed the failure of her marriage to her husband's inability to accept her change from mother to a businesswoman."
    If you remove the red 'a' it's OK. You could use two 'a's, as you suggest, but it sounds better to me without any.

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    Re: What's wrong with this sentence?

    Thanks Raymot. Sorry I was halfway through typing it that I realised it was in capital letters.
    So, either 2 a's or none. Thanks. What about putting it with "being". Would that be grammatically correct (not common maybe)?
    Let there be light!

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    Re: What's wrong with this sentence?

    Yes, you could write, "... from being a mother to being a businesswoman." In that case, you need the a's, and two 'beings' (though some might disagree with the latter). But doing that just makes it longer.

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    Re: What's wrong with this sentence?

    niamadpour, please note that a better title would have been from mother to a businesswoman.

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    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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