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    define?

    Hi,

    What does the following question mean? If possible, please also give me a possible answer to the question..

    ---What moral issue best defines you?

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    Re: define?

    Quote Originally Posted by yanx View Post
    Hi,

    What does the following question mean? If possible, please also give me an possible answer to the question..

    ---What moral issue best defines you?

    Thanks!
    Moral issues generally don't define people. I wouldn't know how to answer that either.

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    Re: define?

    Hi,
    I think the question should better pose like

    Which moral issue best defines you?

    The answer to the question is very much personalized. So it will vary from individual to individual.

    Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by deyatanudey View Post
    Hi,
    I think the question should better pose like

    Which moral issue best defines you?

    The answer to the question is very much personalized. So it will vary from individual to individual.

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    That's the same question basically. You seem to understand it. What does it mean? Can you give an example?

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    Re: define?

    You are correct. Both have the same meaning. But my understanding is that in this case "Which" more precisely defines one's requirement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deyatanudey View Post
    You are correct. Both have the same meaning. But my understanding is that in this case "Which" more precisely defines one's requirement.
    No, not necessarily. There is not a specified numbers of moral issues to choose from. If there were, you'd use "which".
    As another example, you can say, "What country are you from?" If there were a choice of three or four possible countries, you'd be more likely to say "Which country are you from?"

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    Moral issues generally don't define people. I wouldn't know how to answer that either.
    I agree- it's a very strange question. I suppose they want an answer about what the person thinks is the most important moral issue, though why this should define them is beyond me.

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    Re: define?

    There are plenty of people who don't really care about any moral issues so they would be unable to answer that question (even if it made sense).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Thanks for all your help!

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