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Choose the sentence with properly used idiom (emphasized with boldface). Please note that a wrong answer choice may be grammatically correct.

A. The problem is Disney's ability to take control of some of the best-known characters quickly is very limited.
B. The problem is Disney's ability of taking control of some of the best-known characters quickly is very limited.
C. The problem is Disney's ability for taking control of some of the best-known characters quickly is very limited.
D. All of the above
E. None of the above

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Choose the sentence with properly used idiom (emphasized with boldface). Please note that a wrong answer choice may be grammatically correct.

A. The problem is Disney's ability to take control of some of the best-known characters quickly is very limited.
B. The problem is Disney's ability of taking control of some of the best-known characters quickly is very limited.
C. The problem is Disney's ability for taking control of some of the best-known characters quickly is very limited.
D. All of the above
E. None of the above



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New post 21 Mar 2016, 00:19
Can someone please explain how A is correct?
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New post 08 Sep 2016, 06:30
ability to is the correct idiom.
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New post 14 Sep 2016, 11:28
Correct Usage: Ability to /able to
Capable of /Capability of
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New post 09 Dec 2018, 22:37
The problem is X.
The problem = subject
is = verb
X = complement
Since X itself is a clause (Disney's ability to take control of some of the best-known characters quickly = subject, is = verb, very limited = complement), a 'that' must be placed before Disney's.
Hence, none of the options can be considered correct.
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New post 09 Apr 2019, 19:10
Wouldn't this sentence read more correctly as:
"The problem is that Disney's ability to take control of some of the best-known characters quickly is very limited."?
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New post 09 Apr 2019, 20:30
Yes. An addition of "that" will make it correct.

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