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    I need an explation of the following sentence in plain english with especial regards to words Residual and Catch-all. What Would be the proper meaning of these two adjectives in the text. This text ib about Media models.Thanks."Some researchers reflect upon the nature of the Polarized Pluralist model and its alleged applicability for many media systems beyond the Western world, for it seems to be a catch-all residual model."

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    It's left over from some prior time and tries to do everything.

    I really, really hate academic writing.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: residual

    Quote Originally Posted by mahi2012 View Post
    I need an explanation of the following sentence in plain English, especially with especial regards to the words "residual" and "catch-all". What would be is the proper meaning of these two adjectives in the text? This text is about media models. Thanks.

    "Some researchers reflect upon the nature of the Polarized Pluralist model and its alleged applicability for many media systems beyond the Western world, for it seems to be a catch-all residual model."
    Please see my amendments to your post, in red.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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