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    Default because of the tremendous debts they have to countries all over the world.

    We must demand that they stop contributing to the destruction of our rain forests. One reason our Central and South American neighbours have participated to this destruction is because of the tremendous debts they have to countries all over the world.

    Is the underlined part OK? Does 'to' fit in the sentence?

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    Default Re: because of the tremendous debts they have to countries all over the world.

    I would say "the tremendous debts they owe​ to ...".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: because of the tremendous debts they have to countries all over the world.

    It should also be '...have participated in this destruction...'

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    Default Re: because of the tremendous debts they have to countries all over the world.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    It should also be '...have participated in this destruction...'
    Oops. Missed that.
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    Default Re: because of the tremendous debts they have to countries all over the world.

    Well, it was extraneous to the thrust of the question. Easily missed.

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    Default Re: because of the tremendous debts they have to countries all over the world.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Well, it was extraneous to the thrust of the question. Easily missed.
    What does the bold part of the sentence mean? Thanks.

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    Default Re: because of the tremendous debts they have to countries all over the world.

    It had nothing to do with what the question was about.

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