No, "on" needs to be there. In this context, when you're talking about tenaciously hanging on to something, you're not giving up on it. You wouldn't say "...not giving up it".Helen has real perseverance; she won't give up on getting that new job.
Is it better to omit "on" in the underlined part or to keep it? And why? Thanks.
The first sentence is correct but the second one is questionable. You do not give up on hope - you give up hope. You may have a very specific hope that you have given up on... I had always hoped to be an astronaut but I've had to give up on that hope. I have not, however, given up hope that I will still lead an exciting life, astronaut or not.Thanks, Dimcl.
It's tricky but I think I get it now. To make sure I use it right, I'll make a few examples of my own:
I won't give up on mastering English, though it's extremely hard.
It's the most miserable thing to give up on one's hope.
Correct me if I am wrong. Thanks.
Would you truly use that phraseology, Harry? I can't say that I've heard it before. I would expect to hear "Helen is saving $1,000.00 a month in the hope of buying a new home".QD Try a similar sentence this way, not using on. Instead use the words that on replaces. "Helen is saving $1,000 a month to keep alive her hope to buy a new home."
If you had used on, "Helen is saving $1,000 a month on her hope to buy a new home.