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Students will succeed to pass this exam.

Is this sentence correct?
 

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I am not sure of your sentence. I would write it in this way: Students will be succeeded in passing this exam.
I think that succeed to should be followed by noun, IMO. Hope that helps.


 

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Students will succeed to pass this exam.

Is this sentence correct?

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'Succeed to do something' is wrong.

If you insist on using "succeed", then I guess you could say, 'Students will succeed in passing this exam'. However, I think that 'Students will pass this exam' is more likely.
 

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I am not sure of your sentence. I would write it in this way: Students will be succeeded in passing this exam.
This is incorrect..
I think that succeed to should be followed by noun[/QUOTE]
'Succeed' has a different meaning when followed by 'to':
When Elizabeth II dies, Charles will succeed to the throne
 
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Reason: Failed attempts to sort out formatting problem.

5jj, in case you're interested. One way around this formatting problem is to copy the whole thing into Notepad (or a similar programme if you're on a Mac) and then paste it back here:

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I am not sure of your sentence. I would write it in this way: Students will be succeeded in passing this exam.

This is incorrect.

I think that succeed to should be followed by noun

'Succeed' has a different meaning when followed by 'to':
When Elizabeth II dies, Charles will succeed to the throne

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It works like a charm ;-).
 

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It works like a charm.
For you, perhaps. You haven't met my computer gremlin. :cry:

Thanks anyway. I'll try it next time this happens. I don't dare try it on my post in this thread in case I make it even worse.
 

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