Mona
be a widely held myth what does that expression mean in this sentence? It is a widely held myth that material prosperity makes happy. In fact, a key factor that dictates happiness is social relationships.
Oct 27, 2018 5:28 AM
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It means that it's commonly believed (everyone believes it's true), though not true (according to the author of text) that material prosperity makes people happy.
October 27, 2018
Yes, and in fact (so says the author) that it is human relationships that actually make one happy.
October 27, 2018
To be believed by many people. I think "held" here is short for "held to be true"
October 27, 2018
Mohammad has it right. In English you hold a belief. "I hold the belief that all people are good at heart."
October 27, 2018
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