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More and more in recent years, cities are stressing the arts [#permalink]
10 Jul 2010, 15:10
92% (01:11) correct
8% (00:03) wrong based on 11 sessions
More and more in recent years, cities are stressing the arts as a means to greater economic development and investing millions of dollars in cultural activities, despite strained municipal budgets and fading federal support.
The sentence is right as it is, but why can't as a means to be replace with as a means of?
X as a means to Y is an idiom so just memorize the structure and you will be fine. Idioms will not necessarily sound best but they are what they are so just memorize them so next time you wont pick the one that sounds better but the correct answer