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    there is a lot to be said

    How can you analyze this?
    "There is a lot that can be said" or "There is a lot that has been said by others"?
    there is a lot to be said
    21)Over time, I have become increasingly aware that the world is divided into people who wait for others to give them permission to do the things they want to do and people who grant themselves permission. Some look inside themselves for motivation and others wait to be pushed forward by outside forces. From my experience, there is a lot to be said for seizing opportunities instead of waiting for someone to hand them to you. There are always white spaces ready to be filled and golden nuggets of opportunities lying on the ground waiting for someone to pick them up. Sometimes it means looking beyond your own desk, outside your building, across

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    Re: there is a lot to be said

    "There is a lot to be said" is more closely related to "There is a lot that can be said".

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    Re: there is a lot to be said

    Some test maker interpreted this as "I heard many people saying we have to seize opportunities..", but I think it's wrong, an exaggeration!


    there is a lot to be said for seizing opportunities

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    Re: there is a lot to be said

    Well, many people may have said it, but the phrase is looking forward, not past.

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    Re: there is a lot to be said

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Some test maker interpreted this as "I heard many people saying we have to seize opportunities..", but I think it's wrong, an exaggeration!


    there is a lot to be said for seizing opportunities
    I am not a teacher.

    'There's a lot to be said for something' is an idiom meaning there are advantages in it/doing it.

    It has become a bit of a cliché.

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