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    A litlle help

    I would like to ask if this sentence is correct: The quieter you become, the more securing you are able to be.

    Do you have any suggestions?

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    #2

    Re: A litlle help

    It's not clear what you want to say I'm afraid.

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    Re: A litlle help

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It's not clear what you want to say I'm afraid.
    i mean grammatically correct. If the sentence does not break any of the rules of grammar.

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    #4

    Re: A litlle help

    The problem is with the word 'securing'. It doesn't mean anything here.
    The structure of the sentence is otherwise correct.

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    #5

    Re: A litlle help

    so the correct sentense might be :The quieter you become, the more secure you are able to be ?

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    #6

    Re: A litlle help

    Yes, that might be correct if you believe that quietness leads to security. More context would be necessary for it make sense to me though.
    It makes grammatical sense.

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    #7

    Re: A litlle help

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    Why not "...the safer you will be"?
    Last edited by José Manuel Rosón Bravo; 15-Aug-2014 at 19:34.
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    #8

    Re: A litlle help

    That works, too (delete the full stop after 'be'), but the OP seems determined to use 'secure'.

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    #9

    Re: A litlle help

    "Secure" has other connotations that "safe" does not. I thought the OP was talking about emotional security or something like that.

    Job security and job safety are two different things.

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    #10

    Re: A litlle help

    I am not a teacher.

    Whatever the intended meaning of 'secure' it's the '...you are able to be' part that bothers me.

    Does quietness lead to security or to the capability of security?

    'The quieter you become, the more secure you are able to be', is all very well but are you more secure or just able to be more secure?

    The bigger they are, the harder they are able to fall. I don't think so.

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