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    #1

    weakens / get

    Hi,

    Could you tell me if these sentences are correct. (or which one / no one)

    - It obviously weakens to get an acceptance from the University.

    - It obviously weakens getting an acceptance from the University.


    Thank you in advance.

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    #2

    Re: weakens / get

    Neither one makes sense as a standalone sentence. What is the context?
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    #3

    Re: weakens / get

    There is a problematic situation and it makes studying at a university less probable. I do not know Whether my first sentences are grammatically correct or not. Could you give me some clues about how I make them correct.

    Thank you..

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    #4

    Re: weakens / get

    Do you mean the situation reduces the chance of being admitted into a university?
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: weakens / get

    Yes, this is what I meant.

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    #6

    Re: weakens / get

    What is "it" and "problematic situation"?
    "Weakens to get/getting" is wrong. Something spoils/reduces/blows one's chance of getting something.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #7

    Re: weakens / get

    It obviously reduces one's chance of gaining admission to the university.
    I am not a teacher.

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