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jack

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...and fly them to Vancouver if necessary.

...and to fly them to Vancouver if necessary. <--why is "to" incorrect? what does the sentence mean?
 

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I think this is mainly a matter of style and the fact that the word to is repeated in short succession; I think the two options mean pretty much the same thing.
 

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You can't mix 'to offer [something] and [to do something]'
Eg.
The shop offers a rebate => ok
The shop offers to refund your purchases within 30 days=> ok
The shop offers a rebate and to refund your purchases within 30 days => wrong.

Could a teacher confirm?

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Red's right- they mean the same, but there's no need to repeat. ;-)
 

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In my view, the exclamation mark should be a comma to show the cause-effect relationship of the two halves of the sentence.

If you wanted to place emphasis on the fact that it was booming, you could use something like "The skiing industry is booming in British Collumbia because each winter...".

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Yep, it should be whom. ;-)
 

jack

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Red5 said:
Yep, it should be whom. ;-)

WHy is it "whom"?

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The error in this sentence is A. Why?

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The error in this sentence is C. Why?

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The error in this sentence is A. Why? It is b/c "their" should be "there? If so, why? I don't get it.

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The error in this sentence is B. Why?

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The error in this sentence is A. Why?

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The error in this sentence is B. Why? "..occured in Victoria recently.." so this sentence should be in present tensee? "when a cougar is spied freely.." <-- doesn't "is" mean present tense? " if i used "was", then it would mean past tense? So why is B wrong?
 

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We use 'whom' directly after a preposition. ;-)
 

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1: I don't know :-(
2: ...prior to our disembarking...
3: prey
4: strange sentence! ...the tourists instead of... (not sure of this one)
5: Scientists, (missing comma)
6: was spied. You need a past tense, because of 'such a time'.

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Francois

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1: No capital: "is to become familiar", not "Is to..."
2: ...and using...
3: at a site

FRC
 

jack

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"...and may switch to the sport full-time if he ever tires of bikes." <--is this correct? or should this be "ever gets tired of bikes."?
 

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Tire- active verb
Get tired = verb + past participle

They both add up to the same meaning in this sentence. ;-)
 
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