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    #1

    ignorant and ill-informed

    Is the following sentence acceptable?

    On the way of studying, if you don't have any friends, you'll be ignorant and ill-informed.

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    Re: ignorant and ill-informed

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    Is the following sentence acceptable?

    On the way of studying, if you don't have any friends, you'll be ignorant and ill-informed.
    I don't understand what it means.

    What's "on the way of studying"?

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    Re: ignorant and ill-informed

    It generally means someone studies at school.

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    Re: ignorant and ill-informed

    'As a student, if you don't have any friends you'll be ignorant and ill-informed.'

    It's grammatically acceptable now, but patently untrue.

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    Re: ignorant and ill-informed

    Honest speaking, the above sentence is directly translated from a Chinese proverb. I am not sure if this English sentence can authentically convey its original meaning.

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    Re: ignorant and ill-informed

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    Honest speaking, the above sentence is directly translated from a Chinese proverb. I am not sure if this English sentence can authentically convey its original meaning.
    I don't think translation works like that.

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    Re: ignorant and ill-informed

    Ashiuhto, could you explain what the Chinese proverb says? What is the thought that it conveys?

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