Community Web Version Now Available
zuotengdazuo
Do these sentences need any correction? 1. Mike and his family don't need to go to work at the weekends.(Should "at the weekends" be corrected to "on the weekends"?) 2. What people should do is being careful and make good use of it instead of being overly dependent on it.(Should "being careful" be corrected to "be careful" because the form of "be" has to agree with that of "make", right?) Thank you.
Nov 7, 2016 2:07 PM
5
2
Answers · 5
1) "at the weekend(s)" is British English, "on the weekend(s)" is American English. 2) Yes, it should be "be careful", but it's because of "do". Compare: What people should do is be careful and make... What people like is being careful and making... What people like doing is being careful and making... What people like to do is be careful and make...
November 7, 2016
zuotengdazuo
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English, Japanese
Learning Language
English, Japanese