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They have the ability to make the world of the child a wonderful place or a place of dread.

Grammarly says that I should not use the infinitive form to make. What do you suggest?

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They have the ability to make the world of the child a wonderful place or a place of dread.
asked Sep 27 '11 at 10:22 Alberta Richardson New member

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There's nothing wrong with your use of the infinitive here. If you want to get rid of it though you could use "can make", but I prefer your original phrasing. 


I might perhaps change "the world of the child" to "a child's world". It's a little less wordy and puts the emphasis on the child, rather than on the world. It's just a style suggestion though - there's no need for you to change it if you don't want to. 

 

"They can make a child's world a wonderful place or a place of dread."

link comment answered Sep 27 '11 at 13:24 Siân Harris Expert
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"They have the ability to make a child's world a place of wonder or dread."

link comment answered Oct 11 '11 at 02:42 Shaila Fernandes Expert

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