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Reply Tue 7 Oct, 2014 08:21 am
The lack of knowledge will only restrict your future
And
The lack of knowledge will only cramp your future.
Cramp=restrict
????? Right ?
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Ragman
 
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Reply Tue 7 Oct, 2014 08:27 am
@Arafat ,
restrict is a better choice of words than cramp.

This scenario is not a grammatical issue. I would word it this way, but it's a matter of personal choice.


"The lack of knowledge will only restrict your future job choices."
or
"The lack of knowledge will only restrict your future career choices."
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Ragman
 
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Reply Tue 7 Oct, 2014 08:44 am
@Arafat ,
Whereas, cramp has a slightly different connotation in the conversational American language. For example:

"My mother really cramped my style when she showed my baby pictures to my date."


Here it means impeded or interfered with.

The question you might ask is...doesn't this seem strikingly similar? The answer is ...yes...but common usage places cramp coupled with style in the more-often-heard-together category.
Arafat
 
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Reply Thu 9 Oct, 2014 08:34 am
@Ragman,
I don't want her appear at that competition , she would cramp my style .
Ragman
 
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Reply Thu 9 Oct, 2014 08:40 am
@Arafat ,
Here's my correction for that sentence:
"I don't want her to appear at that competition as she would cramp my style."

- or -

"I don't want her appearing at that competition as she would cramp my style."

- or -

"I don't want her to appear at that competition. She would cramp my style."
Arafat
 
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Reply Thu 9 Oct, 2014 11:44 am
@Ragman,
Yes. I get it. Thanks
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