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    go backwards

    Please check out the following sentences.


    (1) All the factories would shutdown and that would cause mas joblessness.
    (2) The economics of national growth would be stagnant.
    (3) Our technology would come to a standstill and wouldn't offer us convenience and comfort any more.
    (4) Therefore, our lives would go backwards to the pristine stage.

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    Re: go backwards

    Hi, I am not an English teacher, but as a native speaker I have made a few suggestions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    Please check out the following sentences.


    (1) All the factories would shutdown{shut down is two words} and that would cause mas joblessness.
    "mass unemployment" would be better
    (2) The economics of national growth would be stagnant.
    "The nation's economic growth would be stagnant."
    (3) Our technology would come to a standstill and wouldn't offer us convenience and comfort any more.
    "Our technology would come to a standstill and would no longer offer us convenience and comfort"
    (4) Therefore, our lives would go backwards to the pristine stage.
    "Therefore, our lifestyles would go backwards to a primordial state"

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    Re: go backwards

    Quote Originally Posted by luschen View Post
    Hi, I am not an English teacher, but as a native speaker I have made a few suggestions.


    (4) Therefore, our lives would go backwards to the pristine stage.
    "Therefore, our lifestyles would go backwards to a primordial state"
    I agree on everything except "primordial", which is as inappropriate there as "pristine". The word you're looking for is "primitive".

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    Re: go backwards

    Just my opinion... (sentence 4)

    I'd write our way of living rather than lifestyles

    Lifestyle(s) can mean many things and can be too specific (I have a very hectic lifestyle, My lifestyle is none of your business ect.), where as our way of living is generally used to talk about fundamental aspects of our society-technology, economy, in short what makes the way in which we live possible.


    would return to rather than go backwards
    Perhaps this is just a personal preference but it just sounds better, no?

    Not a teacher.

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