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    Comprehension and grammar

    Dear teachers,

    1. Nothing spoils friendship so much as an exaggeration of a friends' merits.
    Could you please explain the meaning of the sentence?

    2. _______ to use a computer would hurt a person's chances of finding a job as a secretary.
    a. To be unable b. Not being able
    The key is 'b' but why isn't 'a' correct?

    3. Alcoholism is a desease ______ the drinking of alcoholic beverages interferes with some aspect of life.
    a. in that b. in which
    The key is key. Could you please explain what the sentence means? Can we say in a desease somebody or something.....?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    Re: Comprehension and grammar

    If you exaggerate their merits, you distort the picture and create false expectations.
    2 The infinitve form doesn't suggest a general inability as much as the gerund.
    3 'In which' links the diesease to the effect. 'In that'' would suggest that it is only a disease in this aspect, and would ignore the health implications.

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    Re: Comprehension and grammar


    Dear tdol,

    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    If you exaggerate their merits, you distort the picture and create false expectations.
    2 The infinitve form doesn't suggest a general inability as much as the gerund.
    3 'In which' links the diesease to the effect. 'In that'' would suggest that it is only a disease in this aspect, and would ignore the health implications.

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