Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 30
  1. jomo27's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Indonesian
      • Home Country:
      • Indonesia
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: Dec 2007
    • Posts: 2,796
    #1

    Please correct the sentence..

    How to say this sentence correctly?

    - 5 more years, everything will change.

    - Experience is the key of succes.

    - Pretending dumb/not to know is a good way to deceive people.
    Last edited by jomo27; 20-Jul-2008 at 07:55. Reason: Putting more sentences.. :p

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Malaysia
      • Current Location:
      • Malaysia

    • Join Date: Jun 2006
    • Posts: 2,130
    #2

    Re: Please correct the sentence..

    In five more years, everything will change.
    Give it five more years and everything will change

    Experience is the key to success.

    Pretending to be dumb/ignorant is an effective way to deceive people.

    not a teacher

  2. jomo27's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Indonesian
      • Home Country:
      • Indonesia
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: Dec 2007
    • Posts: 2,796
    #3

    Re: Please correct the sentence..

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    In five more years, everything will change.
    Give it five more years and everything will change

    Experience is the key to success.

    Pretending to be dumb/ignorant is an effective way to deceive people.

    not a teacher

    Thanks mate..

    Hey, is it fine to say 'Critical thinking is the key of success'?

    For the 1st sentence, I would like to say that in 5 more years later, everything will change.

  3. Soup's Avatar
    VIP Member
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: Sep 2007
    • Posts: 5,882
    #4

    Re: Please correct the sentence..

    [1] Critical thinking is the key of success.
    It's grammatical, and possible, but not a common saying.

    [2] In 5 more years later, everything will change. => In five years from now, everything will change.

  4. jomo27's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Indonesian
      • Home Country:
      • Indonesia
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: Dec 2007
    • Posts: 2,796
    #5

    Re: Please correct the sentence..

    I see..

    Can I say '5 More Years, everything will change'?

    What's the different of using 'to' or 'of' for the sentence below:

    Experience is the key of/to success?

  5. Soup's Avatar
    VIP Member
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: Sep 2007
    • Posts: 5,882
    #6

    Re: Please correct the sentence..

    Ex: Five more years, everything will change.
    Ex: In five more years, everything will change.

    Ex: Experience is the key to(ward) success.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Malaysia
      • Current Location:
      • Malaysia

    • Join Date: Jun 2006
    • Posts: 2,130
    #7

    Re: Please correct the sentence..

    Critical thinking is the key of success.

    Experience is the key to success.

    Why can't of/to be used interchangeably?

  6. Soup's Avatar
    VIP Member
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: Sep 2007
    • Posts: 5,882
    #8

    Re: Please correct the sentence..

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    Why can't of/to be used interchangeably?
    They express different meanings:
    Ex: key of success <belonging to success>
    Ex: key to success <a means towards an end>

  7. jomo27's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Indonesian
      • Home Country:
      • Indonesia
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: Dec 2007
    • Posts: 2,796
    #9

    Re: Please correct the sentence..

    I see.

    Now I understand when to use 'of' and 'to'.

    Warm thanks to both of you..

  8. Soup's Avatar
    VIP Member
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: Sep 2007
    • Posts: 5,882
    #10

    Re: Please correct the sentence..

    You're most welcome.

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. help correct my sentence
    By esophea in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 27-Mar-2010, 18:23
  2. Is this sentence correct?
    By snade17 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 31-Mar-2009, 00:12
  3. Which of the following sentence is correct?
    By brat in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 09-Jul-2008, 10:21
  4. Is the sentence correct?
    By Hanka in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-Oct-2006, 21:51
  5. grammar
    By jiang in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 17-Dec-2003, 20:02

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •