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I would like to know which one of the following pairs is better and grammatical correct in terms of collocation:
(1a) Quality reading encompasses both depth and dimension.
(1b) Reading quality should be high and broad.
(2a) Parents should creat more favourable reading conditions for their chilren, such as buying more suitable reading books and magazines for them....
(2b) Parents should creat more favourable conditions for reading for their chilren, such as buying more books and magazines that are suitable for them to read....
(3a) Schools should adopt more flexible and diversified assessment methods to facilitate the development of students' thinking, creativity and other potential.
(3b) Schools should adopt more flexible and diversified assessment methods to facilitate the development of thinking, creativity and other potentials in students.
Thanks for helping.
Last edited by Deepurple; 19-Feb-2008 at 03:29.
I cannot at the moment think of anything like that. It's the sort of vocabulary use that generally comes with experience and practice.
Maybe someone else has a line to follow?
Here the noun is quality and the participle reading is used as an adjective to describe which specific quality is being discussed.
Here the noun is reading and the noun quality is used as an adjective to describe the standard of reading being discussed.
This would apply to, for example, travel comfort and comfortable travel.
The first describes the sort of comfort, the second describes the travel.
Hope that helps - perhaps I've not explained it too well.