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    Dear teachers,
    Could you tell me whether this sentence is correct?

    They weren't very much liked in their motherland.

    Can I write just 'They weren't very much liked at home.' and this will mean the same?

    Which do you advise me to use 'motherland' or 'fatherland' as a synonym of homeland?

    I'll be really grateful for your kind help.

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    Re: LIKED it

    Quote Originally Posted by cat's_eyes View Post
    Dear teachers,
    Could you tell me whether this sentence is correct?

    They weren't very much liked in their motherland.

    Can I write just 'They weren't very much liked at home.' and this will mean the same?

    Which do you advise me to use 'motherland' or 'fatherland' as a synonym of homeland?

    I'll be really grateful for your kind help.
    ***NOT A TEACHER*** Yes, "They weren't very much liked at home" or "in their own country" would be fine. I think many Americans would be uncomfortable with terms like "motherland" and "fatherland." We do, however, use the term "homeland security."


    • Join Date: Mar 2009
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    Re: LIKED it

    Everything's clear now, thank you:)

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