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    Please help me to correct this sentence

    Hi,


    May I have your help with the correction of this sentence?


    The anthropology of the future will not be concerned above all else with primitives.


    Thanks a lot


    If it makes no sense, just let me know.

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    #2

    Re: Please help me to correct this sentence

    I would be careful about using a word like primitives, which might be regarded as judgmental- what exactly do you mean by it?

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    #3

    Re: Please help me to correct this sentence

    Dear Tdol,

    Indeed I got this sentence from a website, may well be a Chinese one, about using the terms, namely it provides you some sentences about a specific term, "primitive" is one of them.


    I am not a native speaker, in order to respect the language I decide to ask for opinions first.


    So from your answer, I guess this sentence doesn't make any sense, is that right? If so, just tell me it is wrong then I strike it out.


    Thanks a lot

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    Re: Please help me to correct this sentence

    OK- I think the writer is suggesting that anthropology will be a broader discipline in the future and not one that largely confines itself to looking at native/tribal societies

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    #5

    Re: Please help me to correct this sentence

    Thanks a lot,

    The anthropology of the future will not be concerned above all else with primitives.


    I know "above all" means "the first thing to do", but what does "above all else" mean?


    Thanks a lot

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    #6

    Re: Please help me to correct this sentence

    It means that it focused in particular on this field, probably excluding other things that the writer thinks are worthy of study.,

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    #7

    Re: Please help me to correct this sentence

    Sorry to say that your sentence does not make sense in English.

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