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    #1

    be appoved of

    This will not be approved of the local authorities.

    The above sentence is quoted from TOEFL-iBT Advanced Vocabulary, edited by a Taiwanese teacher of English. There is no context. It sounds odd to me. Is it really acceptable to native speakers?
    Last edited by sitifan; 28-Sep-2015 at 05:50.
    I need native speakers' help.

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    #2

    Re: be appoved of

    No, it is not correct. The preposition should be "by".

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    #3

    Re: be appoved of

    ... or "... will not be approved of by the local authorities" is grammatical, but I agree with Mike.


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    #4

    Re: be appoved of

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    There is no context.
    There has to be a context. The previous sentence probably told us what 'this' refers to. That's the context.

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