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    Turned out/ turned out to be

    Hello!
    I have come across with an exercise which solution seems weird to me.

    In this task, you had to use the word CONSIDER in any form to fill the gap.

    And the sentence was: "Their own efforts turned out ______ better than mine".


    First of all, should not it be "turned out to be"? and, what form of the word "consider" do you think fit best on the gap? In my solution it is written "considerated", maybe I wrote it wrong. I guess it is "considered", however, I am not entirely sure.Thank you in advance.

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    Re: Turned out/ turned out to be

    Clue: you need an adverb.

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    Re: Turned out/ turned out to be

    Their own efforts turned out considerably better than mine.

    I thought about that, but since I've been told that and adverb that modify a verb can't go between that verb and its direct object, I believed that sentence was wrong.

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    Re: Turned out/ turned out to be

    Quote Originally Posted by worledit View Post
    Their own efforts turned out considerably better than mine.

    I thought about that, but since I've been told that and an adverb that modify modifies a verb can't go between that verb and its direct object, I believed that sentence was wrong.
    "Considerably" doesn't modify a verb. It modifies "better" (adjective).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Turned out/ turned out to be

    Quote Originally Posted by worledit View Post
    I have come across with an exercise whose which solution seems weird to me.
    Note my corrections above. Who can refer only to a person, but whose has no such restriction.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Turned out/ turned out to be

    Quote Originally Posted by worledit View Post
    Their own efforts turned out considerably better than mine.
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    Re: Turned out/ turned out to be

    I wonder, can we say "Their own efforts turned out to be considerably better than mine"?
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: Turned out/ turned out to be

    I consider 'something turns out + adjective / noun' the short form of 'something turns out to be + adjective / noun'.
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    Re: Turned out/ turned out to be

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    I wonder, can we say "Their own efforts turned out to be considerably better than mine"?
    It's not natural. It suggests that after evaluation, it was discovered that their efforts were better than your efforts.
    I am not a teacher.

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