how to say something cannot be that way

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You might feel that it is impossible for resistance be strictly equal to zero: maybe it leads to some contradiction with Ohm's law.

In the sentence above, it feels as though some word is missing, or that maybe "for" is the wrong word there. How can the sentence be changed?

Tᴚoɯɐuo

Posted 2014-12-14T13:26:25.613

Reputation: 116 610

3You might feel that it is impossible for resistance to be strictly equal to zero: maybe it leads to some contradiction with Ohm's law. – CowperKettle – 2014-12-14T13:50:08.633

How exactly do you want to change the sentence? What meaning do you think it should convey? Also, please source your quotation. – Esoteric Screen Name – 2014-12-14T13:53:39.073

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The sentence would be grammatically better if it were

"... that it is impossible for resistance to be strictly zero."

The usage "for-xxx-be" can be grammatically correct in other scenarios, such as

"It is mandatory that all references for resistance be in terms of ohm only."

However, in the scenario you mention, a *to* is necessary.

Stark07

Posted 2014-12-14T13:26:25.613

Reputation: 658