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    #11

    Re: Forces and engagement

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    I find nothing wrong with 'forces', which echoes its synonym 'pressure' and 'factors' in the next sentence.

    Nor do I find anything wrong with 'engagement' (which is not a verb)-- use of the reality principle in good writing is to recognize that your reader has a basic understanding of current events, and in this case will have a general knowledge of the directions of engagement. Trying to explain all the nuances in a single word, phrase or sentence leads to awkward and unwieldy text.
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    #12

    Re: Forces and engagement

    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Micawber View Post
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    I find nothing wrong with 'forces', which echoes its synonym 'pressure' and 'factors' in the next sentence.

    Nor do I find anything wrong with 'engagement' (which is not a verb)-- use of the reality principle in good writing is to recognize that your reader has a basic understanding of current events, and in this case will have a general knowledge of the directions of engagement. Trying to explain all the nuances in a single word, phrase or sentence leads to awkward and unwieldy text.
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    The only problem is that "forces" is not the right collocation in Chinese.

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