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    Pride may lead a person to chose wrong path and disaster.

    Pride may lead a person to chose wrong path and disaster.

    Is it grammatically correct and meaningful?

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    Re: Pride may lead a person to chose wrong path and disaster.

    Quote Originally Posted by rock-onn View Post
    Pride may lead a person to chose the wrong path and disaster.

    Is it grammatically correct and meaningful?
    As written, it sounds like the person is choosing disaster. I'm not sure if that's what you meant to say, but we don't normally choose disasters, they happen as a result of poor choices (in your context).

    I might say something like "Pride may lead a person to chose the wrong path and result in disaster. ".

    Other tweaks are possible. Regardless, you'll need an article before 'wrong path'.
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    Re: Pride may lead a person to chose wrong path and disaster.

    I have improved a lot in applying articles but still mistakes.

    Pride may lead a person to chose the wrong path and result in disaster.

    Here, why 'the' is required before 'wrong path' and 'the' is not required before 'disaster'?

    thanks.

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    Re: Pride may lead a person to chose wrong path and disaster.

    Because 'disaster' is uncountable there.
    I would write 'to choose' instead of 'to chose'.
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    Re: Pride may lead a person to chose wrong path and disaster.

    Good catch Matthew - I completely overlooked 'chose'..
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    Re: Pride may lead a person to chose wrong path and disaster.

    Note that chose is the past simple of the verb to choo​se.

    It's not my fault that choose rhymes with lose, whose past simple and past participle are lost.
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