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Hinata Sama

Senior Member
Chinese
Hi, my friends.

Please look at these two sentences.
Mobile phones are more convenient for us to contact our friends.
Mobile phones make it more convenient for us to contact our friends.

I think the first one sounds odd and wrong, but I don't know why.
Although it will be okay to me, if it's 'Mobile phones are more convenient for contacting our friends.
And to me, the second is correct.
But I am not sure, what do you think?

Thanks.
 
  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    I also prefer the second sentence, Jackesly. I understand what you meant in the first sentence, but the second sentence looks much better to me.
     

    Franco-filly

    Senior Member
    English - Southern England
    I agree with Owlman. The first sounds like a comparison and I would expect "Mobile phones are more convenient" to be followed with with something like "than landlines..." or "than public telephones...," etc.
     
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