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Koh Elaine
Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017 11:48:12 AM
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Grave conditions have become strikingly apparent in various aspects in multiple countries around the world. We see daily reports of conflicts throughout the globe. There have been horrific terrorist attacks such as the recent indiscriminate killing sprees, various atrocious crimes, distressing incidents, and the sad refugee crisis.

Is the part in bold correct? I think the word should be replaced by 'many'.

Thanks.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017 11:53:58 AM

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It's not wrong.

It's just a longer word with three syllables, so it sounds more technical than 'many'.
Same as 'grave' instead of 'bad', "horrific", "indiscriminate", "spree", "atrocious" . . .

They could all be replaced by more accurate, less 'opinionated' words.


Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
Koh Elaine
Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017 12:49:24 PM
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Drag0nspeaker wrote:
It's not wrong.

It's just a longer word with three syllables, so it sounds more technical than 'many'.
Same as 'grave' instead of 'bad', "horrific", "indiscriminate", "spree", "atrocious" . . .

They could all be replaced by more accurate, less 'opinionated' words.


Thanks.
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