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the two countries share extensive common interests …… ……the two countries share extensive common interests and the basis for cooperaion not only in……,but also in the drive of advancing world development and progress. here,"in the dirve of advancing",is "the drive of doing sth" a standard expression way?could you explain it with examples?
Jun 27, 2010 9:42 AM
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"the drive of doing something" is not a standard expression. 'Drive' usually suggests a stong force or effort that moves something or someone in a direction. In this context it is unlikely that the two countries are "driving" advancing world development or progress. In your sentence 'drive' most likely means "the onward course, drift, or tendency". The drive is a process that is occurring naturally. ……the two countries share extensive common interests and the basis for cooperation not only in……,but also in the "course" of advancing world development and progress. This is not a common use of the word "drive".
June 27, 2010
The "drive" is the feeling you have inside that pushes you to do something.
June 27, 2010
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