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12 June 2016 — If…to

 

Correct or incorrect wording?

 

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If we are to overcome this, we must pull together.

Select  each option and read the feedback.

 

1.

If we are to overcome this, we must pull together.

2.

If we are overcoming this, we must pull together.

3.

If we are going to overcome this, we must pull together.

GLOSSARY

overcome (mostly a transitive verb)—to prevail over (opposition, a debility, temptations, etc.); surmount. He overcame his fear of the dark. We shall overcome (discrimination).

pull together (intransitive verb)—recover, regain command, regroup.  Pull yourself together.

 

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