English Grammar

English Grammar

Postby Anna on Fri Mar 20, 2015 3:55 pm

Dear Prof,
Can you tell me which one is the best choice?
Children are supervised while swimming in the pool by qualified --------.
a)supervisors b)attendants

Re: English Grammar

Postby prof on Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:09 pm

The best word to use here would be 'attendants'.

The reason for this is because we already know that supervising will be done, as the word is used as a verb earlier in the sentence. So we do not need to say 'the supervising will be done by supervisors' as repetition is poor style.

An attendant is someone who is present and usually helping in some way, so here that word fits well with your meaning.
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