Writing question!

<p>i need help with this one </p>

<p>(Despite receiving) praise (for) its special effects, the movie was criticized because its characters were so weak as (being) (scarcely) believable.</p>

<p>I think it is (being). I really suck at grammar, so I will not be a great help to you.
Anyway, is (being) the correct answer ?</p>

<p>or is it no error?</p>

<p>yess that is but how did you get to it?</p>

<p>^ well</p>

<p>because its characters were so weak as (being) (scarcely) believable.</p>

<p>My answer: because its characters were so weak as (were) (scarcely) believable.</p>

<p>WERE=verb so=adverb weak=adjective, were=verb scarcely=adverb believable=adjective
PARALLAL STRUCTURE</p>

<p>I deleted my previous AS WELL AS post because as is NOT UNDERLINED so i assume it is correct. I hope the second explanation helped you more.</p>

<p>Did that help you.... :):):)
If you have any other questions, you can PM ANYTIME...:D:D</p>

<p>being is awkwardly used in this sentence, im pretty sure thats the mistake</p>

<p>being --> to be</p>

<p>The corrected sentence is:</p>

<p>Despite receiving praise for its special effects, the movie was criticized because its characters were so weak as to be scarcely believable.</p>

<p>Other examples of the construct "so .. as to be ... "</p>

<p>I hurried so as to be on time.</p>

<p>We moved to California last year so as to be closer to our children.</p>

<p>^ thank you for that piece of information. I will remember it forever.
Btw Is it: I will remember it forever OR I will forever remember it.</p>

<p>Btw what was your SAT score? A 2400 ????.... :D:D:D
Give me an advice about good Grammar books to study from to improve my WR skills.</p>

<p>Either one is acceptable.</p>

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<p>^ LOL. You are a grammar nazi, I wish I was like you.</p>

<p>BTW is it WAS OR WERE like you</p>

<p>^It is "was." </p>

<p>On the other hand, use "were" if the statement is contrary to fact. </p>

<p>If I were you ... You cannot physically be me. </p>

<p>If I were alive 4050038003003202302 years ago ...</p>

<p>*If I were sexy .... *</p>

<p>It's "being."</p>

<p>"Being" is almost almost almost ALWAYS wrong! Never trust a "being." Not even a human one.</p>