Regarding a use of preposition.

Reply Fri 27 Aug, 2010 02:10 pm
Sentence: "No sensible person will take such a decision on impulse and emotions"

My question: Can we use preposition "on" alone in the sentence or it needs to follow with a noun "basis of", like this: "on the basis of"?

Thanks and regards
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Reply Fri 27 Aug, 2010 02:48 pm
Yes, you can, Razer. There is no need for the addition of "the basis of". "basis of" with a 'the' isn't idiomatic.

I think that 'make' would be a more natural choice as the verb in this case.
Reply Sat 28 Aug, 2010 06:48 am
Ok will make amendments suggested by you. Thanks for the answer. Smile
Reply Sat 28 Aug, 2010 10:00 am
I made a serious typo, Razer.

I wrote,

"basis of" with a 'the' isn't idiomatic.

That was wrong.

I should have written,

"basis of" without a 'the' isn't idiomatic.
Reply Sun 29 Aug, 2010 08:34 am
Ok, it's all right. No problem Smile
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