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If you want good grades, you must resolve to study every day.

Do the following equate the above? Thanks.

If you want good grades, you must make a resolustion/decision to study every day.

If you want good grades, you must be determined to study every day.

If you want good grades, you must determine to study every day.
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I don't think the last is quite natural. Determine is not quite as formally resolute as resolve. The second seems rather awkward and wordy compared to the first (original).
Mister MicawberI don't think the last is quite natural. Determine is not quite as formally resolute as resolve. The second seems rather awkward and wordy compared to the first (original).

Thankks, Mister.

But what do you mean by the bolded part? I'm confused.
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Mister MicawberWhich words confuse you?

Thanks, Mister.

It's not which word that confuses me but the whole construction.
Resolution is a more formal process than determination (or decision).

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Mister MicawberResolution is a more formal process than determination (or decision).

Thanks, Mister.'

But I still don't get it--how could "resolution" be a formal process? It's really abstract to me. Could you illustrate it? Thanks.
OK-- forget my attempt and take a look at the American Heritage Dictionary's:

SYNONYMS:decide, determine, settle, rule, conclude, resolve These verbs mean to come to a decision. Decide is the least specific: “If two laws conflict with each other, the courts must decide on the operation of each” (John Marshall). Determine often involves somewhat narrower issues: A jury will determine the verdict. Settle stresses finality of decision: “The lama waved a hand to show that the matter was finally settled in his mind” (Rudyard Kipling). Rule implies that the decision is handed down by someone in authority: The committee ruled that changes in the curriculum should be implemented. Conclude suggests that a decision, opinion, or judgment has been arrived at after careful consideration: She concluded that the criticism was unjust. Resolve stresses the exercise of choice in making a firm decision: I resolved to lose weight.

Thanks, Mister.

They are really complicated and tricky.
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