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The text I've read seemed strange. Do you feel the same reading it? (1) That cities should have a plan is now admitted in the time of large-scale construction and planmaking has become an everyday activity. The purpose of a town plan is to give the greatest possible freedom to the individual. It does this by controlling development in such a way that it will take place in the interests of the whole population. (2) The new development absorbs or modifies an existing environment, and so before it can be designed it is necessary to find out about that environment. It is also necessary to do research of the trends of population growth, the distance from work to home, the preferences for different types of dwelling, the amount of sunshine in rooms, the degree of atmospheric pollution and so on. After the survey is complete a forecast of future development is made in the form of a map, or series of maps: the master plan or development plan.
Nov 14, 2016 10:18 PM
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The first sentence is ambiguous and there are at least 2 mistakes. I would say that the whole text was written by a non-native English-speaker. I don't like the text either because it uses too many abstract words close together, but the overall accuracy is not too bad.
November 14, 2016
Short answer: yes, the phrasing is awkward and there are mistakes. It looks like it was written by a non-native speaker. You might want to post it in the Notebook section, to see how it could be re-written.
November 14, 2016
As no one can be certain when the development is to take place and since a society is an organic thing, with life and movement, the plan of a city must be flexible so that it may extend and avoid congestion in every part.
November 14, 2016
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