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    to lessen

    Hello, is this sentence using the word lessen properly?

    "AN important point need to be added to this problem,even Peruvians have realized that their main problems are related to the lack of Japanese language, only a few number has started to study the language in order to lessen this problem. Especially the problem take a high proportion for those parents that are raising children with high skills in japanese"


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    Re: to lessen

    Quote Originally Posted by yrmacita View Post
    Hello, is this sentence using the word lessen properly?

    "AN important point need to be added to this problem,even Peruvians have realized that their main problems are related to the lack of Japanese language, only a few number has started to study the language in order to lessen this problem. Especially the problem take a high proportion for those parents that are raising children with high skills in japanese"
    aleviate, reduce, lessen a problem are possible collocations

    a few number has -- number is considered as one group here?


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    Re: to lessen

    thank you

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