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    Broad Interest

    I am confused by this:

    ( mail.com/news/politics/2684244-obama-pull-russia-trip-amid-ukraine-tumult.html#.2690444-stage-related1-2 )

    "Lavrov repeated Russian President Vladimir Putin's pledge to do just that while also pointing out that Russia has broad interests in Ukraine, Kerry said."

    What is "broad interests"? Does it mean "broad RANGE of interests"?

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    Re: Broad Interest

    Quote Originally Posted by crimea View Post
    I am confused by this:

    ( mail.com/news/politics/2684244-obama-pull-russia-trip-amid-ukraine-tumult.html#.2690444-stage-related1-2 )

    "Lavrov repeated Russian President Vladimir Putin's pledge to do just that while also pointing out that Russia has broad interests in Ukraine, Kerry said."

    What is "broad interests"? Does it mean "broad RANGE of interests"?
    Yes.

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    Re: Broad Interest

    So, if at a place there are a lot of different kinds of people, then could I write this:

    "There were broad people at the place."

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    Re: Broad Interest

    Quote Originally Posted by crimea View Post
    So, if at a place there are a lot of different kinds of people, then could I write this:

    "There were broad people at the place."
    No. That would mean that the people are fat.

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    Re: Broad Interest

    If a supermarket has many things for sale, can I write this:

    "The supermarket has broad items available."

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    Re: Broad Interest

    Quote Originally Posted by crimea View Post
    If a supermarket has many things for sale, can I write this:

    "The supermarket has broad items available."
    No. That would be a broad selection of items.

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    Re: Broad Interest

    Assuming in the original example that "interest" refers to a share in some business, I don't see how "broad interests" works but "broad items" doesn't.

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    Re: Broad Interest

    Quote Originally Posted by crimea View Post
    Assuming in the original example that "interest" refers to a share in some business, I don't see how "broad interests" works but "broad items" doesn't.
    "Broad interests" refers to interests that span a wide scope. Items cannot do that, but the selection can.

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    Re: Broad Interest

    Clone of banned user.
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