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    Two questions

    Dear Teachers,

    Could you please help answer these two questions i have? Thanks all for your help!

    First, if I need to reconstruct the following sentence from

    "This material needs careful reading."

    to

    "Careful reading is needed __ this material."

    What should be put in the blank? Can I use "for?"

    Second, I read an article about the 9/11 event. There was this sentence that says "on the morning of 9/11." I wonder why we can't use "in" before "the morning?"

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    Re: Two questions

    the second sentence means that during the morning, obviously the morning last more than 4 hours so the event happened in this period the same as we can say on saturday for further information revise the use of th e three preposition IN/AT/ON

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    Re: Two questions

    Quote Originally Posted by sallie View Post
    Dear Teachers,

    Could you please help answer these two questions i have? Thanks all for your help!

    First, if I need to reconstruct the following sentence from

    "This material needs careful reading."

    to

    "Careful reading is needed __ this material."

    What should be put in the blank? Can I use "for?"

    Second, I read an article about the 9/11 event. There was this sentence that says "on the morning of 9/11." I wonder why we can't use "in" before "the morning?"
    1...I don't like the second "reading" sentence. I would say 'Careful reading of this material is needed.'

    2...'in the morning of 9/11' would be okay too.

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    Re: Two questions

    Quote Originally Posted by sallie View Post
    Dear Teachers,

    Could you please help answer these two questions i have? Thanks all for your help!

    First, if I need to reconstruct the following sentence from

    "This material needs careful reading."

    to

    "Careful reading is needed __ this material."

    What should be put in the blank? Can I use "for?"

    Second, I read an article about the 9/11 event. There was this sentence that says "on the morning of 9/11." I wonder why we can't use "in" before "the morning?"
    Although 2006 doesn't like your "reading" sentence, I suspect it is from a test question (Cambridge?) and you don't have a choice about its structure...Is it multiple choice? "For" doesn't seem entirely complete, but if it is the best choice out of 4, then it will do.

    I also believe that "in the morning" as a phrase is fine, but when it is a specific day and/or includes an "of-phrase", then you must use on.
    on the morning of his birthday
    on Christmas morning


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    Re: Two questions

    Thank you all of you for your help!
    The sentence is not from a test question; the preposition was missing in that sentence that kept me wondering what it should be.
    I found that I struggle with prepositions most of the time in using English! The next is plural form of nouns.

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