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    Education can give knowledge and skills that will be needed for people to positively

    Is this sentence correct?

    Education can give enough knowledge and skills that will be needed for educators to positively contribute to society and to achieve their aims in lives.

    Need is a main verb here, so is the use above correct?
    Last edited by yi-ing; 03-Jul-2017 at 06:25.

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    Re: Education can give knowledge and skills that will be needed for people to positiv

    The use of needed is correct. Are you basically saying that educators need education?

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    Re: Education can give knowledge and skills that will be needed for people to positiv

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    The use of needed is correct. Are you basically saying that educators need education?
    I was juts trying to say that by gaining enough knowledge, students can be positive members in society.

    The use of needed is correct.
    How about the whole sentence? Is this correct?

    I think I should modify in the following way:

    Education can give enough knowledge and skills that will be needed to positively contribute to society and to achieve aims in lives as educators.

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    Re: Education can give knowledge and skills that will be needed for people to positiv

    I'm confused as to whether you are talking about all students becoming useful members of society or only those students who go on to become educators.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Education can give knowledge and skills that will be needed for people to positiv

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I'm confused as to whether you are talking about all students becoming useful members of society or only those students who go on to become educators.
    Sorry about that. I meant those students who go on to become educators.

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    Re: Education can give knowledge and skills that will be needed for people to positiv

    A good education gives students the qualities they need to go on to become good educators.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Education can give knowledge and skills that will be needed for people to positiv

    Is following now correct?

    A good education can give knowledge and skills that will be needed to make a good society.


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    Re: Education can give knowledge and skills that will be needed for people to positiv

    Quote Originally Posted by yi-ing View Post
    Is the following now correct?

    A good education can give knowledge and skills that will be needed to make a good society.
    Give doesn't work well now that you've added can. Replace it with provide and the sentence works.

    I'd prefer are needed.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Education can give knowledge and skills that will be needed for people to positiv

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Give doesn't work well now that you've added can. Replace it with provide and the sentence works.

    I'd prefer are needed.
    Thank you. The verb "provide" was what I wanted.
    A good education can provide knowledge and skills that are needed to make a good society.

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    Re: Education can give knowledge and skills that will be needed for people to positiv

    Add "the" before "knowledge". You're talking about a specific set of knowledge and skills. I'm sure there are some that don't help to create​ a good society.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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