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Can say this? Can I write a sentence like below in my essay? Unfortunately, the disadvantages cancel out all the advantages that were listed above. Can you correct it, please? And maybe could you give an example with 'cancel out'?
Jun 10, 2019 11:06 AM
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You can say that, yes cancel out: 1. to reduce the effect of (something) 2. to be equal to (something) in force or importance but have an opposite effect Example: "The costs cancel out the benefits." It is perhaps more common to say: "Unfortunately, the disadvantages outweigh all of the advantages that were listed above." outweigh (transitive verb): 1. to exceed in weight, value, or importance Example: "The advantages outweigh the disadvantages." References: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cancel%20out https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outweigh
June 10, 2019
Thank you! You are very helpful, as usual.
June 10, 2019
Yes you can. Although to make the sentence more economical, I would write : "Unfortunately, the disadvantages cancel out all the advantages listed above."
June 10, 2019
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