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    Vocabulary-specifications

    Can we say ''instrumental changes''? e.g. We have to make some instrumental changes in our educational system.

    What about call into question? Can we say that people call into question the educational system?

    Thank you anyway.

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    Re: Vocabulary-specifications

    Quote Originally Posted by DJHaris View Post
    Can we say ''instrumental changes''? e.g. We have to make some instrumental changes in our educational system.

    What about call into question? Can we say that people call into question the educational system?

    Thank you anyway.
    You can say many things. But, the question is what do you mean to say? You need to give context and/or explain what it is you want to say when you ask a question like this.

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    Re: Vocabulary-specifications

    Quote Originally Posted by freezeframe View Post
    You can say many things. But, the question is what do you mean to say? You need to give context and/or explain what it is you want to say when you ask a question like this.

    It is about an essay.In first example i mean that crucial changes must be made in order to ameliorate the greek educational system. I don't know if i can use the word instrumental(if it is the right word) to illustrate my point of view.
    In the second example i want to state that people doubt about the current educational system and i want to use the idiom ''call into question'' instead of doubt but i am not sure if it is the right one.

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    Re: Vocabulary-specifications

    I think "fundamental" is the word you want. Changes to the very basic structure?

    Fundamental | Define Fundamental at Dictionary.com

    Yes, "call into question" is appropriate.

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    Re: Vocabulary-specifications

    Thank you very much for your proposal. I mainly mean a complete rethink of our educational system.
    Last edited by DJHaris; 04-May-2011 at 18:52.

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    Re: Vocabulary-specifications

    Like SoothingDave, I would use fundamental there.

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