Could you tell me how to explain this sentence?
'THAI PRIME MINISTER TO BRING ECONOMICS PROSPERITY TO POOR.'
To Bring here is a shortened form of 'is to bring', for a future acvtivity.
It was probably supposed to be economic prosperity, and at that the economic is superfluous. (It looks like a headline to me, and headlines tend not to be complete sentences.)
To bring them prosperity would be to enrich them materially.
Re: block language
What tdol and Ronbee said plus this.
Originally Posted by chan
The Prime Minister of Thailand intends to bring about (i.e. cause) economic prosperity (to happen for) the poor people of Thailand.
All the best,
Question to Casiopea
Hi to Casiopea and everybody. I'm new to this forum.
Please explain to me why there is a "S" at the end of "ECONOMICS".
Thank you for your answer.
The noun take an 's'. The adjective doesn't- an economic problem.
Some subjects, like Physics, Economics, and Maths (in British English) follow this pattern. However, we say 'economics is interesting'.
Economics is boring.
Re: Question to Casiopea
In my opinion, the "s" at the end of "economic" is incorrect in that headline. "Economics" is a noun, not an adjective.
Originally Posted by nmhuong
Good point, Mike; I was answering the question without looking at the context. In that context it's an adjective and shouldn't have the 's'.
I assumed that was the case. :wink:
Originally Posted by tdol
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