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Is this sentence phrased well? Is the word "disconnection" in place?
Although nation A takes the liberty to slam nation B, humiliate it and provoke against it, nation A would not go so far as to bring about an irreversible disconnection from nation B.
Incidentally, you don't 'provoke against' anything. You provoke sb to do sth, or you behave provocatively towards them [not against].
A useful collocation for such a 'disconnection' is 'break off/sever* relations/ties'.
Note, only one e; pronounced /'sevǝ/
PS I've just noticed: 'takes the liberty to slam' sounds very odd on two counts - perhaps three:
- You 'take the liberty of doing sth'
- 'Slam' sounds very unusual, with 'nation' as an object
- 'Taking liberties', or 'taking the liberty' are acts of social reprehensibility: for example, kissing someone like a long-lost friend when you've only just met them is 'taking a liberty'.
Last edited by BobK; 08-Aug-2010 at 11:49. Reason: Added PS
I'm also not sure about "Nation A allows itself..." A nation cannot allow anything, it's an inanimate object. It's the people/politicians etc who actually criticise something, who could be considered Nation A. I've left it in for now.
Although Nation A often criticises Nation B very strongly, and incites hatred towards it, Nation A would not go so far as to sever all ties with Nation B.