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    Smile The quality of life is much nicer back home

    Hi,
    I'm not sure if I've got the meaning of this sentence correctly wich is said by an immigrant: "I think the quality of life is much nicer back home".
    Does he think QOL is better in his own country ?
    Btw, what does this sentence mean : “Quality of life woos migrants back home “?
    Thanks a million

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    Re: The quality of life is much nicer back home

    Quote Originally Posted by Cut!e P!e View Post
    Btw, what does this sentence mean : “Quality of life woos migrants back home “?
    Thanks a million
    It would make life easier for us if you gave us the context.

    This is a newspaper headline.

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    Re: The quality of life is much nicer back home

    Quote Originally Posted by Cut!e P!e View Post
    Hi,
    I'm not sure if I've got the meaning of this sentence correctly wich is said by an immigrant: "I think the quality of life is much nicer back home".
    Does he think QOL is better in his own country ?
    Btw, what does this sentence mean : “Quality of life woos migrants back home “?
    Thanks a million
    Yes, he thinks that the quality of life is better (as long as he thinks "much nicer" means "better" - it is very likely that he does think that) wherever "back home" is.

    Do you know what the verb "to woo" means?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The quality of life is much nicer back home

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    It would make life easier for us if you gave us the context.

    This is a newspaper headline.
    I'm sorry, you're right.
    An immigrant is talking about things that he missed the most from his country.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Yes, he thinks that the quality of life is better (as long as he thinks "much nicer" means "better" - it is very likely that he does think that) wherever "back home" is.

    Do you know what the verb "to woo" means?
    Thanks!
    Does it mean "invite" or "tempt" in this context?

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    Re: The quality of life is much nicer back home

    Quote Originally Posted by Cut!e P!e View Post
    I'm sorry, you're right.
    An immigrant is talking about things that he missed the most from his country.



    Thanks!
    Does it mean "invite" or "tempt" in this context?
    Which do you think makes more sense?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The quality of life is much nicer back home

    Think of the primary meaning of 'woo' - to try to get someone to marry you. Newspapers often use woo in this metaphorical sense because the word is so short (and therefore useful when you're dealing with a small column-width).

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    Re: The quality of life is much nicer back home

    Thanks all of you:)
    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Which do you think makes more sense?
    I guess, invite!
    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Think of the primary meaning of 'woo' - to try to get someone to marry you. Newspapers often use woo in this metaphorical sense because the word is so short (and therefore useful when you're dealing with a small column-width).

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    Thank:)

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