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    Someone please explain this sentence to me!

    Hello everybody. I am a newcomer. Hope you all have a nice day!

    Here is my problem. Please explain to me:

    She was a single mother with a child to ___.

    (A)Carry.
    (B)Support.
    (C)Provide.
    (D)Maintain.

    So, in this sentence, provide means raise/bring up, doesn't it?

    Sorry for my bad English. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you.

    Wish you best wishes.
    Last edited by Commadela; 08-Aug-2014 at 05:19.

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    #2

    Re: Someone please explain this sentence to me!

    Is this schoolwork?

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    Re: Someone please explain this sentence to me!

    No sir. I hope it is schoolwork. I am studying English myself. If it's schoolwork, I would have had help from my teacher. The question came from a reference book and key answer was 'Provide', which made me confused, without explanation. Anyway, thank you for replying.

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    Re: Someone please explain this sentence to me!

    OK. In my opinion, "provide" is wrong. For that to work, it would have to be "provide for". The correct answer is B (support).
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 08-Aug-2014 at 08:56. Reason: Fixing typo

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    #5

    Re: Someone please explain this sentence to me!

    Thank you Mike, I know this post is a redundant post, but I must type because I was very surprised that 'Support' means 'Provide money to live' which i have never learned, after i had looked it up in my dictionary.

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    #6

    Re: Someone please explain this sentence to me!

    A good dictionary (or more) is always a good place to start. I am glad you learned something today.

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    Re: Someone please explain this sentence to me!

    Welcome to the forums, Commadela.

    Always capitalise 'I'.

    Everybody should bookmark the OneLook website, which searches dozens of free online dictionaries (click on the underlined link).

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