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    Usage of "it is time"

    This is written by a friend of mine.

    "The humanism of Japan tended to excludes women, elderly people, and foreigners. It is time to change humanism that includes women, elderly people, and foreigners."

    In my opinion, the following sentence is easier to understand. What do you think?

    "The humanism of Japan excludes women, elderly people, and foreigners. It is time we thought of humanism that includes women, elderly people, and foreigners."

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    Re: Usage of "it is time"

    Quote Originally Posted by Snappy View Post
    This is written by a friend of mine.

    "The humanism of Japan tended to excludes women, elderly people, and foreigners. It is time to change humanism that includes women, elderly people, and foreigners."

    In my opinion, the following sentence is easier to understand. What do you think?

    "The humanism of Japan excludes women, elderly people, and foreigners. It is time we thought of humanism that includes women, elderly people, and foreigners."
    Yes, it is. It would be better though, to write ..."humanism that inclides these groups/people" rather than repeat "women, elderly people and foreigners".


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    Re: Usage of "it is time"

    Quote Originally Posted by Snappy View Post
    This is written by a friend of mine.

    "The humanism of Japan tended to excludes women, elderly people, and foreigners. It is time to change humanism that includes women, elderly people, and foreigners."

    In my opinion, the following sentence is easier to understand. What do you think?

    "The humanism of Japan excludes women, elderly people, and foreigners. It is time we thought of humanism that includes women, elderly people, and foreigners."
    In my opinion, the following sentence sounds better. What do the native speakers think?

    "It is time to think of humanism that includes women, elderly people, and foreigners."

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    Re: Usage of "it is time"

    Quote Originally Posted by Snappy View Post
    This is written by a friend of mine.

    "The humanism of Japan tended to excludes women, elderly people, and foreigners. It is time to change humanism that includes women, elderly people, and foreigners."

    In my opinion, the following sentence is easier to understand. What do you think?

    "The humanism of Japan excludes women, elderly people, and foreigners. It is time we thought of humanism that includes women, elderly people, and foreigners."
    It's time we adopted a humanism that includes these people.
    It's time we thought of humanism as including these people.

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