provide the users to test their systems via internet

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I am trying to form a sentence. Would you help me form it?

1. "Some firms are providing users to test their systems via internet."
2. "Some firms are providing users the opportunity of testing their systems on the internet."

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And don't use 1- it doesn't work.
 

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Unless, of course, some firms are actually providing users to test their systems via the Internet.;-)
 

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Consider using something like "asking", "encouraging" or "allowing" instead of "providing" in sentence #1.
 

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Unless, of course, some firms are actually providing users to test their systems via the Internet.;-)

Do you mean it might be correct but if so it would be ridiculous?

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1 is correct in the right context. It fundamentally means something completely different from 2.

P/S: I just noticed the lack of "the" before "Internet" in 1. You will need that.
 

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How can this sentence be reformed by using provide with, retaining the original's meaning?

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Look at post 2 by Robert and add "with" before "the opportunity."
 

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Use 2) but change it like this: "Some firms are providing users the opportunity to test their systems via the internet."

In order to do this you have to give the firm the right to take charge of your system remotely.

Would you explain the par "take charge of" above?

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Have you looked up "to take charge [of]" in good dictionaries?
 

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I would say that the definition to be found if you click on link #2 of OneLook.com fits perfectly.
 

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I would say that the definition to be found if you click on link #2 of OneLook.com fits perfectly.

Then does charge=responsibility here?

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The other definition - to guide (an activity).

If I take charge of someone's computer remotely, it means that I can make their computer do things from a long way away and they no longer have control over their own computer. I can move the mouse around the screen, click on icons, etc etc.

In the original context of this thread, in post #2 it means that the users can test the company's systems by allowing the company to operate the users' computers over the net.
 
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