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Should we invest more in space exploration? Why, or why not?

Entry

We should invest more in space exploration because it is our destiny to dominate the universe. Although, there are many important things to spend our money here on Earth, but we don't need to sacrifice one for the other. Some people can work for this, and some for that.

Question

Can it be possible to say 'we should invest more in exploring space?'

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We should invest more in space exploration because it is our destiny to dominate the universe.

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We should invest more in space exploration because it is our destiny to dominate the universe.

This sentence is fine, great job! However, note that the word 'dominate' is commonly used when there are two or more things competing for power. The one who dominates is stronger than the others. (We might not be the only species in the universe, but we can't be sure!)

Although, there are many important things to spend our money here on Earth, but we don't need to sacrifice one for the other.

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There are many important things to spend our money on here on Earth, but we don't need to sacrifice one for the other. 

1. 'Although' at the beginning of a sentence can't be followed by a comma. When it is used in a sentence of two contrasting clauses, you can use it to begin the first clause, followed by a comma. For example: 

'Although she was small, she was strong'. 

If you want to use 'but' to contrast the clauses, then you cannot also use 'although' at the start of the sentence. 

'She was strong, but she was small'.

2. We spend money 'on' something, and 'on' must be included when the object is mentioned.  For example:

'He likes to spend money' (general statement)

'He spends money on shoes'

'A handbag is a useful thing to spend your money on'

Some people can work for this, and some for that.

There is a better way to phrase this

Some people can focus on this, and others on that. 

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'Work for' may be used to talk about a cause, for example to 'work for world peace'. However, it doesn't quite fit with the concept of space exploration or with the more abstract 'many things' in the previous sentence. Instead, use 'focus on'. Other alternatives might be, for example:

'Different people can focus on different things at the same time'

'Some can pursue that goal, others can do something else'.

ORIGINAL

We should invest more in space exploration because it is our destiny to dominate the universe.

Although, there are many important things to spend our money here on Earth, but we don't need to sacrifice one for the other.

Some people can work for this, and some for that.

REVISED

We should invest more in space exploration because it is our destiny to dominate the universe.

There are many important things to spend our money on here on Earth, but we don't need to sacrifice one for the other. 

Some people can focus on this, and others on that. 

Overview

Well done! You answered the question well and your sentences are clear. Keep up the good work.

Submission Question / Comment

Can it be possible to say 'we should invest more in exploring space?'

Tutor Answer

Yes, both ways are acceptable! The difference is that 'space exploration' has a focus on the concept, whereas 'exploring space' has a focus on the action.

Focus Point(s)

  • prepositions: verbs with objects 

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