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    Which one is correct? to+noun ? to+verb?

    Which one is correct? to+noun ? to+verb?



    Example sentence as follow;

    ......on whom great masses of individuals relied for their safety and their livelihood, and whose irresponsibility and greed (if it were not controlled) would reduce them to starvation and penury.

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    Re: Which one is correct? to+noun ? to+verb?

    'Reduce somebody/something to something'── quoted from http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/reduce
    'Something' is a noun.

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    Re: Which one is correct? to+noun ? to+verb?

    Does it not changeable?

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    Re: Which one is correct? to+noun ? to+verb?

    What do you want to change it to?

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    Re: Which one is correct? to+noun ? to+verb?

    Can I say "....to starve and hungry."?

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    Re: Which one is correct? to+noun ? to+verb?

    No. '...to reduce them to...' must be followed by nouns. 'Starve' is a verb and 'hungry' is an adjective.

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    Re: Which one is correct? to+noun ? to+verb?

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    Does Is it not changeable?
    Note my correction above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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