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    SuzakuFire is offline Newbie
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    Grammar Usage

    Hi! I just wish to ask a question which I encountered a few days ago in school.
    a) They refuse to let the physical conditions affect their mental conditions.
    b) They refuse to let the physical conditions to affect their mental conditions.

    May I know which option is the correct answer? Thx.

    -Coral-

    P.S. I didn't realise that I spelt mental as metal, so sorry to those who are confused by what I'm writing. And thank you to the people who replied my post. =)
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    Re: Grammar Usage

    Quote Originally Posted by SuzakuFire View Post
    Hi! I just wish to ask a question which I encountered a few days ago in school.
    a) They refuse to let the physical conditions affect their metal conditions.
    b) They refuse to let the physical conditions to affect their metal conditions.

    May I know which option is the correct answer? Thx.

    -Coral-
    Interesting one. (a) is correct as it stands. (b) could be correct if the suggested or hidden words are included:
    "They refuse to let the physical conditions to have any affect on their metal conditions.
    I think you meant 'mental' not 'metal'. This does not change the offered answer.

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    Re: Grammar Usage

    Quote Originally Posted by SuzakuFire View Post
    Hi! I just wish to ask a question which I encountered a few days ago in school.
    a) They refuse to let the physical conditions affect their metal conditions.
    b) They refuse to let the physical conditions to affect their metal conditions.

    May I know which option is the correct answer? Thx.

    -Coral-
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    #A is correct

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    Re: Grammar Usage

    Ok, thank you very much! Although both Anglika and you say (a) is correct, my teacher said (b) is correct, so I'm a little confused here. I'll show her your comment and see what she thinks. Thanks anyway. XD

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    Re: Grammar Usage

    Quote Originally Posted by apex2000 View Post
    Interesting one. (a) is correct as it stands. (b) could be correct if the suggested or hidden words are included:
    "They refuse to let the physical conditions to have any affect on their metal conditions.
    I think you meant 'mental' not 'metal'. This does not change the offered answer.
    This is perhaps a difference between Am and Br English, but neither «They refuse to let the physical conditions to affect their metal conditions» nor «They refuse to let the physical conditions to have any affect on their metal conditions» is possible for me. In my ideolect, "let" always takes the bare infinitive.

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    Re: Grammar Usage

    Quote Originally Posted by louhevly View Post
    This is perhaps a difference between Am and Br English, but neither «They refuse to let the physical conditions to affect their metal conditions» nor «They refuse to let the physical conditions to have any affect on their metal conditions» is possible for me. In my ideolect, "let" always takes the bare infinitive.
    So, (a) is the correct ans?

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    Re: Grammar Usage

    i think affect not to affect is true

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    Re: Grammar Usage

    Quote Originally Posted by SuzakuFire View Post
    So, (a) is the correct ans?

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    Re: Grammar Usage

    Tkx! =)

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