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    Which word is wrong in these sentences?

    I have 2 sentences that I am struggling with...I have to find one or two words that where mixed up with another word that either sounds the same or looked similar or was somewhat related:


    1. I am not entitled to give tax advice.
    2. Depending on the results we will be able to enhance our capacity a bit.

    Which word is incorrect?

    For the first sentence, I think it is 'entitled' but I do not know what word should be there instead...

    I think the second sentence you can change the word enhance with increase?
    Depending on the results we will be able to increase our capacity a bit?

    Can you help?

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    Re: Which word is wrong in these sentences?

    I think you have identified the right word in the first sentence. A replacement word could be "allowed". In the sentence, this means you are not permitted to give tax advice. "Entitled" means having a right to receive something. So the reason that it is wrong is because it essentially creates a confusion between giving and receiving something.

    In the second sentence, I think the wrong word is "will". This is because the sentence starts with "Depending", which implies the results could be good or bad. The use of "will" implies a definite outcome and so that is why, to me, it doesn't work. I would replace it with "may" or "might" which indicate that you will only be able to increase production if the results are favourable.
    (One of the meanings of "enhance" is "to increase", and so to me that works).
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    Re: Which word is wrong in these sentences?

    "Qualified" and "authorized" are other possibilities for the first sentence.
    Last edited by tedmc; 29-Jul-2015 at 12:16.
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    Re: Which word is wrong in these sentences?

    Quote Originally Posted by ksaltzherr View Post
    I have to find one or two words that were mixed up
    "Certified" and "licensed" can also work in the first, and "should" in the second.

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