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    • Join Date: Sep 2008
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    Please tell me if this is correct.

    "They formed the women's branch to inform them (about or of) the politics of the country". (which preposition is the correct one?!)

    ...and concerning articles:

    "To learn a language two things are essential; a good teacher and ____ will to work". (I feel that the definite article the should be used in the blank, but is it correct/possible not to use any article at all in that blank??)

    Thank you in advance.
    Last edited by JAJN; 10-Sep-2008 at 11:31. Reason: Forgot to say thank you.


    • Join Date: May 2008
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    Re: Please tell me if this is correct.

    Quote Originally Posted by JAJN View Post
    "They formed the women's branch to inform them (about or of) the politics of the country". (which preposition is the correct one?!)

    Either seems fine.

    ...and concerning articles:

    "To learn a language two things are essential; a good teacher and ____ will to work". (I feel that the definite article the should be used in the blank, but is it correct/possible not to use any article at all in that blank??)

    This is a difficult one. If you feel the reader knows what kind of will is needed - the would be appropriate, but if the reader might not be sure, a seems more sensible. Also, the gives a more generic feel - but a indicates a specific meaning.

    I'm interested to hear what others think.

    Thank you in advance.
    I am not a teacher

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