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    Please review the sentence

    I m worried if these sentences are correct and fluent. i would be happy to hear any comment o r doubt.
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    It was during the British rule that Indian navigational and ship building expertise and enthusiasm seems to have suffered in direct proportion to the British economic policies, reducing India to the position of a mere supplier of raw materials.

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    Re: Please review the sentence

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    It was during the British rule that Indian navigational and ship building expertise and enthusiasm seemed to have suffered as a direct consequence of the British economic policies, reducing India to the position of a mere supplier of raw materials

    It was during the British rule that Indian navigational and ship building expertise and enthusiasm seemed to have suffered (proportionately) as a direct consequence of the British economic policies, reducing India to the position of a mere supplier of raw materials


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    Quote Originally Posted by Irineo View Post
    I'm worried if these sentences are correct and fluent. i would be happy to hear any comment o r doubt.
    thank you


    It was during the British rule that Indian navigational and ship building expertise and enthusiasm seems to have suffered in direct proportion to the British economic policies, reducing India to the position of a mere supplier of raw materials.
    It looks fine to me. The only alteration I might make to omit the article before British rule and British economic policies.

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    Anglika,
    Are you saying 'seems' is correct?


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    Yes.

    It seems [from reading the history of the period] that this situation developed in India.

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    Re: Please review the sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Yes.

    It seems [from reading the history of the period] that this situation developed in India.
    We don't know when the reading of the history was done though and by whom.
    Well, 'seems' or 'seemed' are both acceptable I guess.

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