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    Does this sentence make sense??

    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.


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    Re: Does this sentence make sense??

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    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.
    Yes, I think it makes sense. (It's not a complete sentence, but as a phrase it makes sense.)

    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."

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