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    Hello teachers,

    Could you tell me how to explain this sentence?

    'THAI PRIME MINISTER TO BRING ECONOMICS PROSPERITY TO POOR.'

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    To Bring here is a shortened form of 'is to bring', for a future acvtivity.

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    It was probably supposed to be economic prosperity, and at that the economic is superfluous. (It looks like a headline to me, and headlines tend not to be complete sentences.)

    To bring them prosperity would be to enrich them materially.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chan
    Hello teachers,

    Could you tell me how to explain this sentence?

    'THAI PRIME MINISTER TO BRING ECONOMICS PROSPERITY TO POOR.'
    What tdol and Ronbee said plus this.

    The Prime Minister of Thailand intends to bring about (i.e. cause) economic prosperity (to happen for) the poor people of Thailand.

    All the best,

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    Hi to Casiopea and everybody. I'm new to this forum.
    Please explain to me why there is a "S" at the end of "ECONOMICS".
    Thank you for your answer.

    nmhuong

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    The noun take an 's'. The adjective doesn't- an economic problem.

    Some subjects, like Physics, Economics, and Maths (in British English) follow this pattern. However, we say 'economics is interesting'.

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    Economics is boring.

    :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmhuong
    Hi to Casiopea and everybody. I'm new to this forum.
    Please explain to me why there is a "S" at the end of "ECONOMICS".
    Thank you for your answer.

    nmhuong
    In my opinion, the "s" at the end of "economic" is incorrect in that headline. "Economics" is a noun, not an adjective.

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    Good point, Mike; I was answering the question without looking at the context. In that context it's an adjective and shouldn't have the 's'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Good point, Mike; I was answering the question without looking at the context. In that context it's an adjective and shouldn't have the 's'.
    I assumed that was the case. :wink:

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