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    Question I have a question about the sentence (Grammar) Waiting for help online!

    Hi:
    Last night,I read an TOEFL essay written by a student who is not a native speaker.The essay was highly praised by the ETS but there may still be some mistakes in the essay.For example ,the sentence
    "Now a major decision that he/she might havehad to make wasto what college/university they were going to attend."
    I'm wondering if this sentence is correct? in other words,do native speakers write like this?

    In my opinion,the word"to"(highlight by red)need to be deleted because the last word "attend" should adjacently match "college/university".


    Waiting for help online! I would appreciate your help!

    Thx a lot!

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    Re: I have a question about the sentence (Grammar) Waiting for help online!

    I would use 'about' instead of 'to'.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: I have a question about the sentence (Grammar) Waiting for help online!

    Quote Originally Posted by Stephcao View Post
    Hi.
    Last night, (space after a comma) I read an TOEFL essay written by a student who is not a native speaker. (Space after a full stop) The essay was highly praised by the ETS but there may still be some mistakes in the essay. (Space after a full stop) For example, (space after a comma, not before) the sentence "Now a major decision that he/she might have (space here) had to make was (space here) to what college/university they were going to attend."
    I'm wondering if this sentence is correct? In other words, (space after a comma) do native speakers write like this?

    In my opinion, (space after a comma) the word (space here) "to" (highlighted by ​in red) needs to be deleted because the last word "attend" should adjacently match "college/university".


    Waiting for help online! I would appreciate your help! Unnecessary

    Thx Thanks a lot!
    I would omit "to" and replace it with nothing. The decision was what/which university to attend.

    Note my corrections above, marked in red. You need to concentrate on your spacing around punctuation.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I have a question about the sentence (Grammar) Waiting for help online!

    Thank you very much! ^。^

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    Re: I have a question about the sentence (Grammar) Waiting for help online!

    emsr2d2:
    Thanks a lot! I'll remember your noticing.

    You are just like an English teacher,and I really appreciate your help. :D

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    Re: I have a question about the sentence (Grammar) Waiting for help online!

    Quote Originally Posted by Stephcao View Post
    emsr2d2:]

    You are just like an English teacher
    That is hardly surprising. emsr2d2 is an English teacher.

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