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Post by azz » Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:28 am

a. This book is useful for you to understand the basic concepts of physics.
b. This book is useful for you for understanding the basic concepts of physics.
c. This book is useful to you for understanding the basic concepts of physics.
d. This book will be useful to you for understanding the basic concepts of physics.


Are these sentences grammatically correct?

Many thanks.
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Post by Bobinwales » Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:52 pm

Yes, but they are ungainly.
"You will find this book useful for understanding the basic concepts of physics".
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Post by trolley » Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:10 am

I'm with Bob. I often choose "E" in answer to these questions, when my choices are between A,B,C, or D.
"Reading this book will help you to understand physics."
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Post by Phil White » Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:44 am

My immediate reaction was the same as Bob's: "You will find this book useful for/in understanding ...".

The fact that any given sentence is "grammatically correct" does not mean that it would be a natural choice for native speakers.
trolley wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:10 am
I often choose "E" in answer to these questions, when my choices are between A,B,C, or D.
Given that the Monster Raving Loony Party is not standing in my constituency, who the hell is the choice E in this election in the UK?

I suppose it is illegal to found a "None of the Above" party...?
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