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    Question Is it correct to say?

    Can one possibly say/write the phrase "all conscious people"?

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    Default Re: Is it correct to say?

    That means all people who are not in a coma or asleep. Do you mean all thinking people? or all people of consience?

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    Default Re: Is it correct to say?

    Yes, "thinking people" is implied here. "conscious" in the sense of being able to think and make judgments.

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    Default Re: Is it correct to say?

    Hi,
    It's always difficult without a context.

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    Default Re: Is it correct to say?

    Right. Here is the sentence:
    All conscious {thinking} people came to the conclusion that the powerful, even if inertial economy of the country had been ruined during perestroika.

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    Default Re: Is it correct to say?

    I am not sure conscious is OK here... Perhaps conscientious? It doesn't look good either... Sorry.

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    Default Re: Is it correct to say?

    Maybe 'all, right thinking' people

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    Default Re: what about this?

    Many thanks to you, who responded to my plea.
    Hopefully, you would not mind consider also this version:


    "It became clear to all right-minded people that during perestroika the mighty, even if inertial, economy of the country had been ruined."

    And there is another mind-boggling problem to which I can’t find a solution in the psychological dictionaries on the web:

    “The end of 1990 was an important step in mind-splitting {splitting of consciousness}. Slightly differing programs of transition to capitalism were adopted (500 days by Yavlinsky and “anti-crisis program” by V. Pavlov)”.

    It is from the field of propaganda and manipulation of thinking.
    What is the exact English term for "split of mind"?

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    Default Re: Is it correct to say?

    Quote Originally Posted by perov View Post
    Right. Here is the sentence:
    All conscious {thinking} people came to the conclusion that the powerful, even if inertial economy of the country had been ruined during perestroika.
    In that use, "conscious" means "aware, paying attention". It creates the idea that those who did not share the idea were not paying attention.

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    Default Re: Is it correct to say?

    Mind-splitting looks to me like splitting, dividing people: Some people were happy with the changes, others took it as a tragedy.

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