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Do you think this is unnatural? Please read this: "The second thing that surprised me was his enormous efforts to acting." While a corrector didn't change the part "his enormous efforts to acting," another corrector changed it to "the enormous efforts he puts towards acting." So, I'm confused. Do you think that "his enormous efforts to acting" sounds awkward? Thank you!
Feb 15, 2016 11:52 PM
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Yes, using "to" does sound a little awkward.
February 16, 2016
Andromeda Romano-Lax, I got it. Thank you very much for letting me know that!
February 16, 2016
"His enormous efforts to acting" or "toward acting" are both awkward. First, make effort singular. Then we need a verb after enormous efforts, such as "puts." Even so, I would not agree that "the effort he puts toward acting" sounds completely natural, either. The more common idiomatic phrase would be "efforts/care/effort put INTO something" Such as "He puts so much effort into his schoolwork" "She puts so much care into her penmanship" "He puts a lot of care into everything he does" You could also say "the enormous effort he puts toward/into improving his acting."
February 16, 2016
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