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    Post A short text on executions

    Hi everyone Since this is my first post please let me know if i am doing something wrong!
    So, this short text is taken from an essay i'm preparing about executions around the world and the social effects.
    I know posting essays (also, is the plural of essay essays?) and homeworks is not permitted but I don't want you to translate it or correct it, I just need an english speaker to proofread it and let me know if i can use it as a part of the essay or if I have to work on it a bit longer.
    THANKS!

    Here it is:

    "It's well-known that executions in China are kept secret. Amnesty International,however, was forced to rank China using the minimun number they could confirm. Since the government was not a reliable source, Amnesty decided to rely on human rights groups and media sources.
    With this data,the researchers found out that thousands of criminals were killed in China last year, while the rest of the world combined stands at 680."

    Also I'm not sure how i should translate a word. In italian it stands for "a country that mantains death penalty", is there a word to say that in english? eg: like in "abolitionist countries"

    Bye and thanks again

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    Re: A short text on executions

    Quote Originally Posted by Gwahir View Post
    Hi everyone Since this is my first post please let me know if i am doing something wrong!
    Well, You don't need an EM there.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gwahir View Post
    So, this short text is taken from an essay i'm preparing about executions around the world and the social effects.
    I know posting essays (also, is the plural of essay essays?) and homeworks is not permitted but I don't want you to translate it or correct it, I just need an English speaker to proofread it and let me know if i can use it as a part of the essay or if I have to work on it a bit longer.
    There is no rule against posting essays. (There are a bunch of them here.) Also, "homework" has no plural.



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    Re: A short text on executions

    Quote Originally Posted by Gwahir View Post

    "It's well-known that executions in China are kept secret. Amnesty International, however, was forced to rank China using the minimun number they could confirm. Since the government is not a reliable source, Amnesty decided to rely on human rights groups and media sources.
    With this data, the researchers found out that thousands of criminals were killed in China last year, while the rest of the world combined stands at 680."

    Also I'm not sure how i should translate a word. In italian it stands for "a country that mantains death penalty", is there a word to say that in English? eg: like in "abolitionist countries"
    You can say:

    A country with the death penalty.


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    Re: A short text on executions

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Well, You don't need an EM there.



    EM? What is it? :)
    Anyway thanks a lot! :):)

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    Re: A short text on executions

    EM = exclamation mark


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    Re: A short text on executions

    That's a fairly dodgy abbreviation, as printers (who call an exclamation mark a 'screamer') use the word 'em' [a useful word for players of Scrabble™] to mean something else: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Em_(typography) ; and EM is an abbreviation for many other things.

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    Re: A short text on executions

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    That's a fairly dodgy abbreviation, as printers (who call an exclamation mark a 'screamer') use the word 'em' [a useful word for players of Scrabble™]
    I should know. (There are 88 two-letter words. At least there were last time I checked.)

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    and EM is an abbreviation for many other things.

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    Well, context should make a difference. And typing EM is easier than typing exclamation mark.

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    Re: A short text on executions

    Thanks!!

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    Re: A short text on executions

    Quote Originally Posted by Gwahir View Post
    Thanks!!
    Well, give me some "likes" -- please!


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