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sunyaer

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1. It is doubtful that a jury would take somebody as seriously knowing that they have a monetary incentive to repond a certain way.

2. A step in the right direction is not enough of a step.

Are these two sentences correct?

Thanks.
 
  • Hello Sunyaer

    1. It is doubtful that a jury would take somebody seriously, knowing that they have a monetary incentive to respond in a certain way.

    2. A step in the right direction is not enough of a step. (correct)

    Best wishes,
    Lorraine
     

    FrankyFourFingers

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    Hello Lorraine,

    Don't you think the use of as in the original sentence is possible?

    When sunyaer says "It is doubtful that a jury would take somebody as seriously..." he seems to be comparing it to something previously mentioned (which is completely impossible to tell due to the lack of context). So I think it's not necessarily wrong, and doesn't need to be omitted...
     

    Sarasaki

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    India - English & Kannada
    Hello Lorraine,

    Don't you think the use of as in the original sentence is possible?

    When sunyaer says "It is doubtful that a jury would take somebody as seriously..." he seems to be comparing it to something previously mentioned (which is completely impossible to tell due to the lack of context). So I think it's not necessarily wrong, and doesn't need to be omitted...
    I agree with FrankyFourFingers
     

    sunyaer

    Senior Member
    Chinese
    Thanks.

    And then, what does "A step in the right direction is not enough of a step" mean?
     
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