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    Usage of minority and majority

    Literature remains the interest of a minority and the majority has chosen to ignore those aspects of language which , at school they were told to value highly

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    Re: Usage of minority and majority

    What is not clear to you?

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    Re: Usage of minority and majority

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    What is not clear to you?

    I am not sure why 'a' is used before minority and why 'the' is used before majority.

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    Re: Usage of minority and majority

    Quote Originally Posted by nathesh2011 View Post
    I am not sure why 'a' is used before minority and why 'the' is used before majority.
    Literature remains the interest of a minority, and the majority has chosen to ignore those aspects of language which at school they were told to value highly.

    Punctuation does make it more clear.

    a minority - we don't know anything about those people.
    the majority - the rest of those whose opinion is considered.

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