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    Question Is this sentence correct?

    The best gift to your child is success in both the worlds.
    Question: Is this sentence correct? We are going to write this sentence on the board of a school as an advertisement?
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    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by dawoodusmani View Post
    The best gift to your child is success in both the worlds.
    Question: Is this sentence correct? We are going to write this sentence on the board of a school as an advertisement?
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    The sentence itself is correct (after removing "the"). Having the word "the" there means that it is clear what worlds you are referring to. However, I am confused. What do you mean by "both worlds"?

    In a paragraph of text you would have some context to judge what this means.

    As a slogan on advertising, it will provoke thought and leave it up to the reader to dream up what "both worlds" mean. I suppose this is the purpose of advertising slogans, but if you want a clear message to be sent, the sentence as written is not clear.

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    Question Re: Is this sentence correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Naamplao View Post
    The sentence itself is correct (after removing "the"). Having the word "the" there means that it is clear what worlds you are referring to. However, I am confused. What do you mean by "both worlds"?

    In a paragraph of text you would have some context to judge what this means.

    As a slogan on advertising, it will provoke thought and leave it up to the reader to dream up what "both worlds" mean. I suppose this is the purpose of advertising slogans, but if you want a clear message to be sent, the sentence as written is not clear.
    Thanks very much for your answer. By both worlds we mean this world ( our planet ) and hereafter.
    Question: Can't we use "for" instead of "to" after give? Would that be wrong?
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    Re: Is this sentence correct?

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    Thanks very much for your answer. By both worlds we mean this world ( our planet ) and hereafter.
    Question: Can't we use "for" instead of "to" after give? Would that be wrong?
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    I see...I think you mean after "gift" not "give".

    yes, this sounds ok.

    The best gift for your child is success in both worlds.

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    Question Re: Is this sentence correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Naamplao View Post
    I see...I think you mean after "gift" not "give".

    yes, this sounds ok.

    The best gift for your child is success in both worlds.
    Yes, I do mean "gift" but I mistyped it in the above thread.
    Thanks a million

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    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    [quote=dawoodusmani;236706]Thanks very much for your answer. By both worlds we mean this world ( our planet ) and hereafter.
    Question: Can't we use "for" instead of "to" after give? Would that be wrong?
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    Give a present to someone, not, give a present for someone

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