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    Who participate in?

    In the following sentence--"We must ensure that our whole population receives an education that will allow full and continuing participation in this dynamic period of economic history."
    I don't understand the object clause.
    Here, "that" means the "education". The main trunk of the clause is that "The education will allow participation in this period."
    Who participate in this period? I don't understand.

    Hoping someone can help me with this sentence.

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    Re: Who participate in?

    Our people (our whole population) should participate fully (in society) during this period.

    To continue to participate fully, they need a good education.

    A good education allows people to fully participate in society.

    We must ensure that our people receive that type of education.

    We must ensure that our people receive an education that will allow them to fully participate in society.

    Does this help?
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 17-Oct-2013 at 23:38. Reason: Fixing typos
    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: Who participate in?

    to be honest, i'm confused...
    it is a little complex, for me...

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    Re: Who participate in?

    Quote Originally Posted by registered View Post
    In the following sentence--"We must ensure that our whole population receives an education that will allow full and continuing participation in this dynamic period of economic history."
    I don't understand the object clause.
    Here, "that" means the "education". There are two "thats". I guess you're talking about the second.
    The main trunk of the clause is that "an education that will allow full participation in this period."
    Who participate in this period? I don't understand. "Full participation" means everyone participates.

    Hoping someone can help me with this sentence.
    "Full participation" means that everyone who can work does work. There is no unemployment (ideally).

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