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    Is there an established phrase or saying for the meaning?


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    Re: Is there an established phrase or saying for the meaning?

    I don't understand what you're asking here.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Is there an established phrase or saying for the meaning?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I don't understand what you're asking here.
    Well, I think the sentence in blue is a boggled translation for the Confucius's idea -
    Some 2,500 years ago, one of Confucius's big ideas was the "rectification of names".
    The "rectification of names" refers to that before you discuss things, you should have given everything a right name, or your discussion will be in a mess.



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    Re: Is there an established phrase or saying for the meaning?

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHopeR View Post
    Well, I think the sentence in blue is a boggled translation for the Confucius's idea -
    Some 2,500 years ago, one of Confucius's big ideas was the "rectification of names".
    The "rectification of names" refers to that before you discuss things, you should have given everything a right name, or your discussion will be in a mess.


    I believe that what you are saying is that people should define terms before discussing things.

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