Song, Jeung Hyeon
Would you guys let me know if there's any errors in the passage? During the First World War, US troops supplied cocktail recipes to Europe, and many bartenders who had lost their jobs during the Dry Law enforced in American in the early 20th century went to Europe to popularize cocktails in Europe. In the late nineteenth century, the artificial ice maker developed by Carl Van Linde of Germany became a popular opportunity for ice cocktails. In Korea, western culture came along with liberation, and after the Korean War, the cocktail gradually became common to the general public by the US military.
Nov 21, 2016 2:19 PM
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1) Dry Law enforced in AMERICA (not: AMERICAN). 2) to popularize cockails THERE (not: IN EUROPE, it's a repetition). 3) I "feel" that it would be better to say "common AMONG the general public" instead of "common TO the general public": common AMONG, as in this case, seems more related to the "frequency" of something being present or happening (for instance a desease, or even a bad vice, like here), while TO seems seems more related to an IDEA, a BELIEF, or a FEATURE or something similar SHARED by many people. Are there any English native speakers who can confirm or confute this? 4) You can't say (at the end of the passage) : ...became common...by the US military: something doesn't "become common by someone", but "is done by someone", therefore you could say for instance: "became common among the general public after having been spread into the country by the US military", or something like that.
November 21, 2016
Well I've never heard the term "dry law" and it was called prohibition. True. But when prohibition was repealed it didn't legalize alcohol sales everywhere in the country. The States could still ban it and some did (like Mississippi until 1970). Many States adopted "local option" law which allowed each county within the State to decide to legalize alcohol or not. Those that didn't were and still are called "dry" or "counties," which is probably where the author of the question got the phrase.
November 21, 2016
Prohibition not Dry Law
November 21, 2016
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Song, Jeung Hyeon
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