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robjen
Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017 5:46:03 PM
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I am not sure if I can use "earn" in my sentence below.

(ex) I completed all the required computer courses, which earned me an advanced certificate.

Am I using it correctly? Thanks a lot.
tunaafi
Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 2:05:43 AM

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It's OK.
leonAzul
Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 5:48:00 AM

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robjen wrote:
I am not sure if I can use "earn" in my sentence below.

(ex) I completed all the required computer courses, which earned me an advanced certificate.

Am I using it correctly? Thanks a lot.


That's all right!

The use of "earn" in the passive voice is rather vernacular, yet not incorrect.

"Make it go away, Mrs Whatsit," he whispered. "Make it go away. It's evil."
tunaafi
Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 7:45:54 AM

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leonAzul wrote:

The use of "earn" in the passive voice is rather vernacular, yet not incorrect.


'... which earned me' is not passive.
georgieporgie
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What do you mean by "is not passive?"
Ashwin Joshi
Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 12:43:23 PM

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The word 'earn', when used as a verb, is generally associated money, pecuniary gain.IMO

Verb 1. earn - earn on some commercial or business transaction earn - earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages; "How much do you make a month in your new job?"; "She earns a lot in her new job"; "this merger brought in lots of money"; "He clears $5,000 each month"
realise, pull in, bring in, realize, gain, make, take in, clear
make - act in a certain way so as to acquire; "make friends"; "make enemies"
acquire, get - come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work"
squeeze out, eke out - make by laborious and precarious means; "He eked out a living as a painter"
turn a profit, profit - make a profit; gain money or materially; "The company has not profited from the merger"
rake off - take money from an illegal transaction
take home, bring home - earn as a salary or wage; "How much does your wife take home after taxes and other deductions?"
rake in, shovel in - earn large sums of money; "Since she accepted the new position, she has been raking it in"
net, sack up, sack, clear - make as a net profit; "The company cleared $1 million"
gross - earn before taxes, expenses, etc.
pay, bear, yield - bring in; "interest-bearing accounts"; "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?"
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whatson
Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 10:06:28 PM
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Ashwin Joshi wrote:
The word 'earn', when used as a verb, ...


When used as a noun, it's spelled URN.
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leonAzul
Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 10:44:18 PM

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tunaafi wrote:
leonAzul wrote:

The use of "earn" in the passive voice is rather vernacular, yet not incorrect.


'... which earned me' is not passive.


Right you are. I didn't read carefully, and it was my turn to mess up.

"Make it go away, Mrs Whatsit," he whispered. "Make it go away. It's evil."
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