Two questions.. "There is a lawyer, Song Woo-Seok. He is not interested in social problems. He thinks that the world is strong establishment's." Q: With the last sentence, I wanted to say that he thinks that only strong establishment can change the worlds. Is the last sentence wrong or unnatural? "She has a son, Choi Jin-Woo, who is the apple of her eye. Choi Jin-Woo has had a common reading club to teach his friends literature" Q: In this sentence, is "about literature" more natural? If so, could you explain the reason, please?
Jul 8, 2015 10:06 AM
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1. Your meaning is not clear. Are you using this meaning of "establishment": "(often initial capital letter) the existing power structure in society; the dominant groups in society and their customs or institutions; institutional authority (usually preceded by the): The Establishment believes exploring outer space is worth any tax money spent." ( If yes, you might rephrase to "the world belongs to the Establishment". These days, people often use "the elite" or "the elites" -- for example, "The world is controlled by powerful elite groups. 2. I prefer "about literature" as it is less direct, which seems appropriate. In a reading group, we learn about literature; it is not taught directly.
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