Ways that have to be done

😦 There are more ways that have to be done to halt the spread of HIV.

‘Ways’ followed by ‘to + V1’ is quite common, as in the expression “There’s more than one way to kill a cat.”

However, ‘way’ (noun) does not collocate in English with ‘do’ (verb). You cannot ‘do’ a ‘way’. This is possible in some languages (flag-of-indonesia), but not in English.

Another problem here is the redundant use of ‘there are’ (see previous post).

In English you might write:

🙂 More action needs to be taken to halt the spread of HIV.

OR

🙂 More solutions needs to be considered to halt the spread of HIV.

Remember that strong collocation like this will get you a higher score for vocabulary in IELTS speaking and writing. You will find references to collocation in the IELTS public band descriptors.

@eapguru

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