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    Does "have authored" mean "have been the major culprit for"?

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    Senior government officials privately say they are battling to sell the Chinese public on the idea of using China's vast foreign-exchange resources to help bail out European countries, which are widely perceived to have authored their own economic crisis with profligate spending.

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    Re: Does "sell the Chinese public" mean?

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    Senior government officials privately say they are battling to sell the Chinese public on the idea of using China's vast foreign-exchange resources to help bail out European countries, which are widely perceived to have authored their own economic crisis with profligate spending.

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    Re: Does "have authored" mean "have been the major culprit for"?

    "authored" in the sense of: created, produced, caused.

    "sell the Chinese public on the idea" means to convince the Chinese public to accept the idea.

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    Re: Does "have authored" mean "have been the major culprit for"?

    Quote Originally Posted by JMurray View Post
    "authored" in the sense of: created, produced, caused.

    "sell the Chinese public on the idea" means to convince the Chinese public to accept the idea.

    not a teacher
    Cool.
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