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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." (dictionary.com). 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.
July 8, 2015
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