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    reflect on sth

    Hi there,

    What do you make of the following sentence:

    Although the author knows how bad hurricane Katrina was for New Orleans, he reflects it on the whole country of America and hopes to find some positive effects.

    Sounds a bit awkward to me...

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    Re: reflect on sth

    Yes, "he reflects it on the whole country" is not good English.

    We can change it to, 'Although the author knows how bad Hurricane Katrina was for New Orleans, he reflects on its effects on (America as a whole)(all of America) and hopes to find some positive effects.'

    reflect, verb
    1) to think quietly and calmly
    2) to express a thought or opinion resulting from reflection

    synonyms: think, consider
    We can also say, 'Although the author knows how bad Hurricane Katrina was for New Orleans, he considers its effects on (America as a whole)(all of America) and hopes to find some positive effects.'

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