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    Question Which one is correct?

    Hi teachers!
    Which sentence is correct?
    1. Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) has foretold some signs in order to recognize the approach the day of Judgment.
    2. Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) has foretold some signs in order for us to recognize the approach the day of Judgment.
    3. Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) has foretold some signs to recognize the approach the day of Judgment.
    4. Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) has foretold some signs by which to recognize the approach the day of Judgment.
    Best regards!
    Dawood


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    Re: Which one is correct?

    Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) has foretold some signs by which to recognize the approach of the day of Judgment.

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    Question Re: Which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) has foretold some signs by which to recognize the approach of the day of Judgment.
    May I know the reason why "in order for us to" is wrong?
    Secondly, I really don't know what "by which to" is? Is this a structure?
    Looking forward to the answer...
    Dawood

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    Re: Which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by dawoodusmani View Post
    Hi teachers!
    Which sentence is correct?
    1. Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) has foretold some signs in order to recognize the approach the day of Judgment.
    2. Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) has foretold some signs in order for us to recognize the approach the day of Judgment.
    3. Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) has foretold some signs to recognize the approach the day of Judgment.
    4. Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) has foretold some signs by which to recognize the approach the day of Judgment.
    Best regards!
    Dawood
    Sentence one indicates to me that the Prophet Muhammad has foretold some signs so he can recognize the approach of the day of judgment. (Sentence three is similar.) Instead, try:
    The Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) has foretold some signs in order for us to recognize the approach of the day of Judgment.

    or:

    The Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) has foretold some signs by which to recognize the approach of the day of Judgment.
    In the second sentence, "by which to recognize the approach of the day of Judgment" describes the signs.


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    Re: Which one is correct?

    Dear RonBee, thank you very very much for your answer.
    Dawood

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