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    Question can we say "with the development of..."

    It is often seen in Chinese people's compositions "with the development of (technology etc.)" . One of my teachers once said that it was improper to use like this. Is it Chinglish? If yes, please tell me the correct usage.
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    Re: can we say "with the development of..."

    Quote Originally Posted by caronmi View Post
    It is often seen in Chinese people's compositions "with the development of (technology etc.)" . One of my teachers once said that it was improper to use like this. Is it Chinglish? If yes, please tell me the correct usage.
    THX in advance
    I don't see anything wrong/improper with the phrase, it's how you use it in a sentence that matters. However, certain phrases in English are often redundant and cliched e.g.

    as a matter of fact
    as you are aware
    be that as it may

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    Re: can we say "with the development of..."

    I agree- it's fine as a phrase, but could you give an example or two because it does depend how it's used.

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    Re: can we say "with the development of..."

    I see. thank you so much

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    Re: can we say "with the development of..."

    thank you for your answer and examples!~they do help me a lot! P.S. you're the first one who replied my first post ^^

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    Re: can we say "with the development of..."

    dear editor, i just discovered this forum by chance today. and I am very excited that i've got such a quick and helpful respond. i've shared this forum on my homepage so as to let my friends make good use of it when learning english.
    as for that phrase, one typical example we usually use is, "with the development of science and technology, people are leading a more comfortable life than before." is it correct? thank you again

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    Re: can we say "with the development of..."

    Quote Originally Posted by caronmi View Post
    dear editor, i just discovered this forum by chance today. and I am very excited that i've got such a quick and helpful respond. i've shared this forum on my homepage so as to let my friends make good use of it when learning english.
    as for that phrase, one typical example we usually use is, "with the development of science and technology, people are leading a more comfortable life than before." is it correct? thank you again
    It would be better with "...leading more comfortable lives..."

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