1-To play/have a(n) important/key/vital/crucial role in (doing) sth: to play an important part in sth
- University education plays a crucial role in improving the quality of human workforce.
2-To make significant/substantial/valuable/great/outstanding contribution to sth
The medical advances have made outstanding contributions to the public’s health care.
3-To solve the problem
- Whoever created this problem should solve it.
4-To be key factors influencing something
- The number of the vehicles used is the key factors influencing pollution.
5-To reap the benefits (of sth) – gain benefit from something/ make the most of something
- The customers reap the benefits of globalization.
6- To be a contributing factor: to be one of the main causes of sth
- The vaccination program has been a contributing factor in the improvement of health standards.
7-To contribute to sth
Alcohol contributes to 100,000 deaths a year in the US.
8-To gain/derive benefit (from sth)
- Many students derived enormous benefit from the course.
9-To have a right to do sth = to be entitled to do sth
- Everyone should have the right to freedom of expression.
- Full-time employees are entitled to receive health insurance.
10-To benefit greatly/enormously/considerably … from sth
- Many thousands have benefited considerably from the new treatment.
11-To have/enjoy/achieve a huge/great success in doing sth
- We want all our students to achieve a huge success in the exam
12- To launch a full-scale investigation into sth
- The authorities are planning to launch a full-scale investigation into the crash.
13- To meet the need of/demand
- The charity exists to meet the needs of elderly people.
14-To fulfill a role/duty/function/ an aim/a goal/an objective/dream/ambition/hope
- Visiting Disneyland has fulfilled a boyhood dream.
15-To fulfill a requirement/condition/obligation
- Britain was accused of failing to fulfill its obligation under the EU Treaty.
16-To fulfill a promise/pledge = to keep a promise
- I’d like to see him fulfill his promise to reorganize the army.
17-To satisfy sb’s needs/demands/desires/requirements
- The program is designed to satisfy the needs of adult learners.
18-To have/gain knowledge/understanding of sth
- The need to gain knowledge about birth control.
19- To have/make common cause (with/against)
- Those officials expect other Western governments to make common cause with them over the arrests.
20- To cause somebody to do something
- What caused you to change your mind ?