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    Caused upon?

    Hi, my friend who helps me learn English has a problem with the following sentence and I hope someone can help me/her.

    Almost as a consequence of the multi necessities that five years of crude conflict caused upon the nations involved...

    Her question is - can conflict be caused upon a nation; is this correct English?

    Thank you

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    Re: Caused upon?

    It's not a very good or clear sentence.

    It is the conflict that caused the necessities. "Caused upon" is not correct. Without knowing the rest of the sentence, I can't suggest a re-write.

    I can say that it needs to be "multiple necessities" or "many necessities."

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    Re: Caused upon?

    THANK YOU!!!

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