Hi, i would be grateful if you could tell me if the following sentence makes sense:
"This lesser land in which i live."
If this sentence does make sense can you tell me the meaning?
I want it to mean "inferior or less important land", but I would ideally like to keep the word "lesser" if possible. Only of course if it makes sense??
Many many thanks in advance.
The meaning I got out of it was the same as the explanation you gave for what you are trying to say, as far as I can tell.
I would take this to be spoken by a resident of a shabby and overlooked colony of a glorious and mighty nation, for example (reading "land" in the sense of "nation, country.")
If the context showed me that it was about "land" in the sense of "fields" -- that the land I own is lower in quality than the land farmed by other people -- then it still makes sense, but it seems a little too grand a phrase to refer to a "less-productive agricultural area."