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    Effective to

    The setting up of statutory minimum wage is well applauded by the public as it has proved effective to improving the living conditions of the grass-roots

    If there anything wrong with the underline clause?

    Thanks so much

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    Re: Effective to

    Quote Originally Posted by KSSEEJ View Post
    The setting up of statutory minimum wage is well applauded by the public as it has proved effective to improving the living conditions of the grass-roots

    If there anything wrong with the underlined clause?

    Thanks so much
    First, I don't really like "setting up of". I would prefer "establishment of", nor do I like "well applauded". "Applauded" alone should be sufficient and I would use "effective in". Finally, the term "grass roots" is not usually used in reference to persons. Rather, it is typically used in reference to an activity or effort. I woud change the sentence to "...of the general (or average) workforce.

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    Re: Effective to

    Thanks for your rectification!

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