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New post 15 May 2020, 03:33
Problem : The team has a determination to gain a victory.

Solution (As per Manhattan SC book) :The team IS determined to win.

In the above concision problem, VAN the rule is used, i.e., prefer Verb over an Adjective/Adverb and an Adjective/Adverb over a noun. The noun DETERMINATION in the problem statement has been replaced by adjective 'DETERMINED'. Why can't we write this as below:

The team HAS determined to win.

In this form, DETERMINED is now verb, which is always preferred over an adjective.
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New post 15 May 2020, 03:40
because Team has determined.... means nothing....
Use simple present: Team is determined....

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Patilsv28 wrote:
Problem : The team has a determination to gain a victory.

Solution (As per Manhattan SC book) :The team IS determined to win.

In the above concision problem, VAN the rule is used, i.e., prefer Verb over an Adjective/Adverb and an Adjective/Adverb over a noun. The noun DETERMINATION in the problem statement has been replaced by adjective 'DETERMINED'. Why can't we write this as below:

The team HAS determined to win.

In this form, DETERMINED is now verb, which is always preferred over an adjective.


Because
"is determined" = possessing will power
"has determined" = has figured out - usually followed by "that" + clause. Team has determined that its chances of winning next game is almost 100%.

These will mean two different things all together.
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(1) The team is determined to win
This states a fact about the team (imagine a game ongoing now) intent to win probably due to their performance, how they trained.... or something else the speaker has observed/experienced.It doesn’t matter wether speaker is speaking the truth or not

(2) The team has determined to win
Here at some point in the past the team (completed game) had an intent to win and still showing this intention (probably an upcoming game/ongoing game) to win

The two have different meaning

Patilsv28 wrote:
Problem : The team has a determination to gain a victory.

Solution (As per Manhattan SC book) :The team IS determined to win.

In the above concision problem, VAN the rule is used, i.e., prefer Verb over an Adjective/Adverb and an Adjective/Adverb over a noun. The noun DETERMINATION in the problem statement has been replaced by adjective 'DETERMINED'. Why can't we write this as below:

The team HAS determined to win.

In this form, DETERMINED is now verb, which is always preferred over an adjective.


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