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    Question "demand Sth of Sb" in a long sentence

    Hello,



    I want to write as follows, but it is confusing.:

    This modern society, which is increasingly being globalized and opening to the world, demands the attitude of understanding different countries and respecting different culture on the basis of broad knowledge of various places of the world of students of this era.

    The above 's structure is as follows:

    The modern society demands something of somebody.

    Here, something is [the attitude of understanding different countries and respecting different culture on the basis of broad knowledge of various places of the world]

    , and somebody is [students of this era]


    The setence structure can be simplified as follows:

    This modern society, which is increasingly being globalized and opening to the world, demands [the attitude of understanding different countries and respecting different culture on the basis of broad knowledge of various places of the world] of [students of this era].

    I am not sure in such a case, how I should write it.

    One solutin may be this?
    This modern society, which is increasingly being globalized and opening to the world, demands, of [students of this era], [the attitude of understanding different countries and respecting different culture on the basis of broad knowledge of various places of the world].


    Please help me, thank you very much.

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    Re: "demand Sth of Sb" in a long sentence

    A globalized, open world demands an understanding of different countries and a respect of those cultures from today's students.


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    Exclamation Re: "demand Sth of Sb" in a long sentence

    I understand that sentence was not the best example, but my point is how to deal with repeated prepositions of noun objects with a preposition-having-verb.


    For example: in using DEMAND A OF B

    let's suppose A include multiple nouns connected by OF
    then, in details the phrase will look like

    DEMAND A[something OF something] OF B

    Adding complication, let's suppose B is also multiple-noun object including OF.
    Then, the phrase will look like

    DEMAND A[something of something] OF B[something of something]

    , which will finally look like

    DEMAND something OF something OF something OF something

    so, how do you deal with this to mean DEMAND A OF B?

    There can be many other similar cases.

    For example, "put A in B" can all become as follows

    PUT someting in something IN something in something

    I am sure many would encounter such a problem, and just want to hear any responses.

    Thanks.

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