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    Preposition in problems

    I would like to seek assistance to solve my below problems.


    One-on-one lessons offer our students a greater flexibility in choosing their own course based on their interests as well as targeted areas for improvement.

    Q1. Can I restructure the sentence?
    One-on-one lessons offer a greater flexibility for our students to choose their own course

    Q2. Would someone tell me can I use other preposition to replace in ?
    .for choosing their own course

    Q3. Can I omit the preposition ?
    One-on-one lessons offer our students a greater flexibility choosing their own course

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    Re: Preposition in problems

    One-on-one lessons offer a greater flexibility for to our students to choose their own course

    offer something(flexibility) to, not "for'
    flexibility to choose, not "for choosing'.

    not a teacher

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    Re: Preposition in problems

    would you mind telling me why use preposition "in"?

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    Re: Preposition in problems

    A greater flexibility is OK to me.

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    Re: Preposition in problems

    Thanks for your reply.
    I understood the “ing” form (gerund) to be followed by verb. But has other meaning when use preposition “in”? Can I use the below prepositions instead of “ in “?

    “One-on-one lessons offer our students a greater flexibility in choosing their own course based on their interests as well as targeted areas for improvement.”

    by choosing their own course
    for choosing their own course
    into choosing their own course
    of choosing their own course

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    Re: Preposition in problems

    The original sentence is just fine.

    There's no need to put yourself (and us) through hoops trying to change the preposition. Life's too short.

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