Nguyen Thanh Cong
Can you help me to explain the following sentence? I'm Vietnam student and I'm learning English. To supplement my income, sometime I translate some books from English into Vietnamese. Now I'm translating a book about women and how to get them for a male customer (sorry because this topic can offend someone). But the book has a confusing text: "All the unnatural ideas about how males ought to pursue females that we learn through our socialization are taken for granted, assumed to be true, reinforced, and passed on through conventional dating advice. Mainstream advice will in general simply facilitate and further traditional social conditioning, since that is what everyone is used to and what makes sense in their minds. There are also hidden agendas within some advice, such as selling unnecessary products." the paragraph is talking about Conventional Advice on dating and it's useless. I don't understand the sentence " since that is what ...their minds", because i don't know what is "that", "what" and "makes sense"? Can you explain them?
Nov 22, 2016 8:58 AM
Answers · 4
I could rewrite the original sentence in an easier way to help you understand it " since traditional social conditioning is something that everyone is used to and its feels normal for them in their minds" I hope it is a bit clearer now.
November 22, 2016
感觉since that 是一起的,句中又有省略,不是很懂
November 22, 2016
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Nguyen Thanh Cong
Language Skills
English, Vietnamese
Learning Language
English