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# Preposition

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Preposition [#permalink]  20 Mar 2012, 10:16
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Example taken from Manhattan:
Wrong: "We were dismayed to learn that our neighbours were untidey, disagreeable, and they were uninterested to make new friends"
Correct: "We were dismayed to learn that our neighbours were untidey, disagreeable, and uninterested in making new friends"

Question:
Is this also correct: " "We were dismayed to learn that our neighbours were untidey, disagreeable, and they were uninterested to make new friends""
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Re: Preposition [#permalink]  20 Mar 2012, 14:12
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Is this also correct: " "We were dismayed to learn that our neighbours were untidey, disagreeable, and they were uninterested to make new friends""

No, but "We were dismayed to learn that our neighbours were untidy, that they were disagreeable, and that they were uninterested in making new friends" is technically fine though clunky. The "correct" explanation in the OP is the best way to communicate the sentiment.
Re: Preposition   [#permalink] 20 Mar 2012, 14:12
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