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    #1

    "zero to minimal"

    Hi,

    "In acient times, there was zero to minmal restriction on elites so they could make an outrageous amount of fortune. And lots of people's lives were oppressed."

    Does this sentence sound alright?

    Thank you for your suggestion!

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    Re: "zero to minimal"

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    How about this:

    "In ancient times, there was almost no limit to the amount of wealth the elite could amass. The peasantry were crushed beneath the heels of the noble."
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 24-Jan-2014 at 08:16. Reason: typo

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    Re: "zero to minimal"

    Quote Originally Posted by SlickVic9000 View Post
    (Not a teacher)

    How about this:

    "In ancient times, there was almost no limit to the amount wealth the elite could amass. The peasantry were crushed beneath the heels of the noble."
    Your sentence is definitely a much more advanced version of mine. I am not as good as you are. But does my sentence still at least sound Ok or natural to you?

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    Re: "zero to minimal"

    Quote Originally Posted by LeTyan View Post
    But does my sentence still at least sound Ok or natural to you?
    The intended meaning is fairly clear, but it is not natural English.

    SV's sentence is much more natural.
    Last edited by 5jj; 24-Jan-2014 at 08:28. Reason: Unecessary words deleted.

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    Re: "zero to minimal"

    "There were few, if any, restrictions..."

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