Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    229
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default not so much the...

    In a report regarding photos of alleged abuse of Iqrai prisoners, there is

    "The problem is not so much the torture, since that happens everywhere in the Arab world today as we speak." Stated an official with Tony Blair's administration, "The problem is that Americans are saying that they are bringing freedom to Iraq, then...".

    Is the blue part "standard English"? If not, what should I say instead?

    Thank you very much.

  2. #2
    MikeNewYork's Avatar
    MikeNewYork is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    11,892
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: not so much the...

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe
    In a report regarding photos of alleged abuse of Iqrai prisoners, there is

    "The problem is not so much the torture, since that happens everywhere in the Arab world today as we speak." Stated an official with Tony Blair's administration, "The problem is that Americans are saying that they are bringing freedom to Iraq, then...".

    Is the blue part "standard English"? If not, what should I say instead?

    Thank you very much.
    Yes, it is Standard English. It means that the torture is not the biggest part of the problem. :wink:

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Hotchalk