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    Word choice

    Hi. Which word should I use in this sentence? "The order, importance, significance etc. of the Armenian Genocide Centenary is strong both for all Armenians and the entire humanity." What do you think which of them is emphatic?

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    Re: Word choice

    I'd say "The significance is great", not 'strong'. "It has great significance for all Armenians and for humanity in general".

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    Re: Word choice

    Have you ever heard such an expression or something like that? "The order of the Armenian Genocide Centenary is strong both for all Armenians and the entire humanity."

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    Re: Word choice

    Never. What does it mean? I don't know what the order of a centenary would refer to. I do understand the significance and importance of ceremonies though.

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    #5

    Re: Word choice

    It sounds strange to me as well. Can we replace it with the word "connotation" for a higher emphasis; I just want to find the right word.

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    Re: Word choice

    No, 'connotation' doesn't work. Instead of changing 'significance', you could continue on and say why the centenary has great significance for all humanity. That would emphasise the point more than changing a word.

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