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    on aid, a series of factors

    1. I think this is a very rare style and I guess like "on aid (which is) a series of factors", "which is" is implied in between. Is this a mistake or an acceptable style?
    2. What does "source" in "international sources" mean? "Organization"?

    st74)Jamaica is the third largest island in the Caribbean, with an area of...Between 60 percent and 70 percent of the country's revenues go directly towards servicing this debt, and the country remains heavily reliant on aid, a series of factors that make it difficult for Jamaica to obtain credit from international sources.
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    Re: on aid, a series of factors

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    1. I think this is a very rare style and I guess like "on aid (which is) a series of factors", "which is" is implied in between. Is this a mistake or an acceptable style?
    2. What does "source" in "international sources" mean? "Organization"?

    st74)Jamaica is the third largest island in the Caribbean, with an area of...Between 60 percent and 70 percent of the country's revenues go directly towards servicing this debt, and the country remains heavily reliant on aid, a series of factors that make it difficult for Jamaica to obtain credit from international sources.
    It's fine. have you looked up "source" in a dictionary.

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    Re: on aid, a series of factors

    1. So do you mean "which is" is implied? I'm sorry sometimes your answer is too short to fully understand. Could you let me know if such a style - I haven't seen it a lot - is acceptable?
    2. I looked up "source" in a dictionary, but no definition went like "organization" in the intepretation.

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    Re: on aid, a series of factors

    Let me give you a simpler sentence:
    Charlie is handsome as well as rich, factors that make if hard for him to avoid attention from women.
    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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    Re: on aid, a series of factors

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    1. So do you mean "which is" is implied? I'm sorry sometimes your answer is too short to fully understand. Could you let me know if such a style - I haven't seen it a lot - is acceptable?
    2. I looked up "source" in a dictionary, but no definition went like "organization" in the intepretation.
    Have a look at definition #1 here: source - definition. American English definition of source by Macmillan Dictionary

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    Re: on aid, a series of factors

    Thanks a lot! I learned that this is a kind of grammar-breaking expression. Incidentally, what do you think "source" here means? The interpretation goes as "organization".

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    #7

    Re: on aid, a series of factors

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Incidentally, what do you think "source" here means? The interpretation goes as "organization".
    Did you look at the definition in the link bhai provided?

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    #8

    Re: on aid, a series of factors

    Thanks a lot for bhai!!! I did after he gave me the link, but I was typing the last thread when he gave me the link, when synchronism didn't happen regretfully.

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