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D00M
Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 11:33:06 AM

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Hello respected teachers,

Is the underlined correct English in the following?

In my opinion, there are both positive and negative effects of this.

I feel 'to' is a better choice. Think

The custom of speaking is the original and only just standard of any language. Joseph Priestly- Rudiments of EG, 1761.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 11:41:56 AM

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This is the normal idiom/usage.
It is a 'genitive-type' construction (showing connection and 'belonging to').

This has effects.
These are its effects.
These are effects of this.

There are both positive and negative effects of this.


Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
D00M
Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 6:17:23 PM

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I see, thanks DS.

The custom of speaking is the original and only just standard of any language. Joseph Priestly- Rudiments of EG, 1761.
renee talley 1
Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 9:22:42 PM
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Anxious d'oh! This might be what you're looking for the reason to be more effective:
The flock of Canadian Geese feel the effect of the weather changing & instinctively know
when to migrate.
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