Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. meliss's Avatar
    Member
    Other
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Ukrainian
      • Home Country:
      • Ukraine
      • Current Location:
      • Ukraine

    • Join Date: Aug 2006
    • Posts: 281
    #1

    took too much of an uncritical stance

    Hi. It's from the life story of a German communist which was persecuted both by nazis, and by communists.
    I do not understand from the phrase whether it was his "uncritical stance toward Communism" or somebody's else he suffered from? Thank you.

    "However, because it took too much of an uncritical stance toward Communism, both the past and the present, and because it developed into a “leftist cadre party” in his opinion, he soon quit the party."

  2. Piscean's Avatar
    VIP Member
    Retired English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • Czech Republic
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic

    • Join Date: Jul 2015
    • Posts: 11,824
    #2

    Re: took too much of an uncritical stance

    We'd need more context to know what 'it' was. It was 'it' that had too much of a critcal stance towards communism.

  3. meliss's Avatar
    Member
    Other
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Ukrainian
      • Home Country:
      • Ukraine
      • Current Location:
      • Ukraine

    • Join Date: Aug 2006
    • Posts: 281
    #3

    Re: took too much of an uncritical stance

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    We'd need more context to know what 'it' was. It was 'it' that had too much of a critcal stance towards communism.
    uncritical. I think "it" was the party.

  4. Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Laos

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 60,232
    #4

    Re: took too much of an uncritical stance

    The party was not critical of its past or present so he left it.

  5. emsr2d2's Avatar
    Moderator
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 44,302
    #5

    Re: took too much of an uncritical stance

    Quote Originally Posted by meliss View Post
    Hi. It's The following is from the life story of a German communist which who was persecuted both by Nazis (no comma here) and by communists.

    I do not understand from the phrase whether it was his "uncritical stance toward Communism" or somebody's else somebody else's he suffered from? Thank you.
    Note my corrections to your post above, marked in red.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  6. Eckaslike's Avatar
    Senior Member
    Teacher (Other)
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Wales

    • Join Date: Jul 2015
    • Posts: 574
    #6

    Re: took too much of an uncritical stance

    He left the "The Greens" party, because he felt it was not critical enough of Communism.

    "As early as in 1961 he was involved in activities against nuclear energy and militarization, later he participated in sit-in blockades in Gorleben and he collaborated in the foundation of the party “The Greens” (Die Grünen). However, because it took too much of an uncritical stance toward Communism, both the past and the present, and because it developed into a “leftist cadre party” in his opinion, he soon quit the party.
    "

    http://www.sgtrs.nl/data/files/lest-we-forget.pdf







  7. Piscean's Avatar
    VIP Member
    Retired English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • Czech Republic
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic

    • Join Date: Jul 2015
    • Posts: 11,824
    #7

    Re: took too much of an uncritical stance

    It does make life so much simpler when we have context.

Similar Threads

  1. What's this guy's stance?
    By swimagic in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-Dec-2010, 15:09
  2. [General] pose/stance/
    By vil in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 29-Jan-2010, 08:25
  3. Dual Stance
    By Dr. Jamshid Ibrahim in forum Linguistics
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 09-Jul-2007, 17:38
  4. rhetorical stance
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-Apr-2004, 18:20
  5. 'as if' stance
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 29-Jul-2003, 21:53

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •