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    provide the users to test their systems via internet

    I am trying to form a sentence. Would you help me form it?

    1. "Some firms are providing users to test their systems via internet."
    2. "Some firms are providing users the opportunity of testing their systems on the internet."

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    Re: provide the users to test their systems via internet

    And don't use 1- it doesn't work.

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    Re: provide the users to test their systems via internet

    Unless, of course, some firms are actually providing users to test their systems via the Internet.
    I am not a teacher

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    Re: provide the users to test their systems via internet

    Consider using something like "asking", "encouraging" or "allowing" instead of "providing" in sentence #1.

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    Re: provide the users to test their systems via internet

    Quote Originally Posted by Roman55 View Post
    Unless, of course, some firms are actually providing users to test their systems via the Internet.
    Do you mean it might be correct but if so it would be ridiculous?

    Thank you.

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    Re: provide the users to test their systems via internet

    1 is correct in the right context. It fundamentally means something completely different from 2.

    P/S: I just noticed the lack of "the" before "Internet" in 1. You will need that.

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    Re: provide the users to test their systems via internet

    How can this sentence be reformed by using provide with, retaining the original's meaning?

    Thank you.

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    Re: provide the users to test their systems via internet

    Look at post 2 by Robert and add "with" before "the opportunity."

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    Re: provide the users to test their systems via internet

    Quote Originally Posted by RobertJ View Post
    Use 2) but change it like this: "Some firms are providing users the opportunity to test their systems via the internet."

    In order to do this you have to give the firm the right to take charge of your system remotely.
    Would you explain the par "take charge of" above?

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    Re: provide the users to test their systems via internet

    Have you looked up "to take charge [of]" in good dictionaries?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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