Results 1 to 7 of 7
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • Canada

    • Join Date: Oct 2014
    • Posts: 2
    #1

    Am I using this word correctly?

    I'm not sure if I'm using "consequential" correctly and/or if it makes sense:

    Courage is required to stand up and admit consequential realizations.

  1. Barb_D's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Mar 2007
    • Posts: 19,215
    #2

    Re: Am I using this word correctly?

    Hi Sarah.
    Welcome to Using English.
    No. Well, maybe.

    But "admit consequential realizations" doesn't make any sense.

    What do you mean to say, in plain language?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • Canada

    • Join Date: Oct 2014
    • Posts: 2
    #3

    Re: Am I using this word correctly?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Hi Sarah.
    Welcome to Using English.
    No. Well, maybe.

    But "admit consequential realizations" doesn't make any sense.

    What do you mean to say, in plain language?
    I want to say: courage is required to stand up and admit the realizations triggered by from challenging obstacles.
    However, I am awfully repetitive and need another way to say "trigger" . (I have also used a thesaurus and I still cannot find a proper word)

    Thanks for answering.

  2. Tarheel's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Jun 2014
    • Posts: 10,960
    #4

    Re: Am I using this word correctly?

    I think you need to simplify. Perhaps:

    It takes courage to stand up for yourself.

    It takes courage to admit you are wrong.

    (I am not sure what you are trying to say, but I am running out of time anyhow. Catch you later.)


    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 24,448
    #5

    Re: Am I using this word correctly?

    Sarah, please note that a better title would have been Am I using 'consequential' correctly?

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

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

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Malaysia
      • Current Location:
      • Malaysia

    • Join Date: Apr 2014
    • Posts: 3,289
    #6

    Re: Am I using this word correctly?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah101 View Post
    I want to say: courage is required to stand up and admit the realizations triggered by from challenging obstacles.
    However, I am awfully repetitive and need another way to say "trigger" . (I have also used a thesaurus and I still cannot find a proper word)

    Thanks for answering.
    '..admit the realization triggered by challenging obstacles'
    How about:
    '...face up to the realization arising from challenging obstacles'?

    not a teacher

  3. Tarheel's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Jun 2014
    • Posts: 10,960
    #7

    Re: Am I using this word correctly?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah101 View Post
    I want to say: courage is required to stand up and admit the realizations triggered by from challenging obstacles.
    However, I am awfully repetitive and need another way to say "trigger" . (I have also used a thesaurus and I still cannot find a proper word)

    Thanks for answering.
    It is tough to figure out what you are trying to say, but I am more convinced than before that you need to simplify. Perhaps:

    Courage is required to meet obstacles and overcome them.

    I don't know if that is what you are looking for, but I see no reason you have to use the word "trigger" unless this is a homework assignment. Also, use by o from but not both of them together.

    Do not say:


    admit the realizations triggered by challenging obstacles

    That doesn't really mean anything.


Similar Threads

  1. How can we use the word 'any' correctly?
    By iZicci in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 19-Apr-2010, 13:55
  2. Am i using the word charge correctly?y
    By scott833 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 16-Dec-2009, 02:19
  3. Did i use the word snow correctly.
    By scott833 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-Dec-2009, 23:41
  4. Help me word this correctly
    By kscott in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-Feb-2009, 17:35
  5. am I using this word correctly?
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-Sep-2007, 22:45

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •