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    #11

    Re: The Fiction of Reality, part eight

    Second paragraph. Say;

    who cater TO youth....

    Say:

    as FAST as possible

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    #12

    Re: The Fiction of Reality, part eight

    Say:

    they want to escape reality....

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    without fear of consequences

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    takeout food

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    too exhausted or lazy..

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    #13

    Re: The Fiction of Reality, part eight

    I am wondering if I need "the" before "bottles of alcoholic beverages."

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    #14

    Re: The Fiction of Reality, part eight

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    I am wondering if I need "the" before "bottles of alcoholic beverages."
    Probably not. Possibly:

    They had several bottles of alcoholic beverages with them. They offered me a beer. I gladly accepted.

    There might be a reason to say "the bottles of alcoholic beverages" but without a complete sentence to look at I can't be 100% sure one way or the other.

    It depends.

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    #15

    Re: The Fiction of Reality, part eight

    If you are talking about people carrying bottles of alcoholic beverages with them you do not, of course, need "the" there.

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    #16

    Re: The Fiction of Reality, part eight

    Third paragraph. First sentence. Say.

    These people live the same way their parents and grandparents lived, but their living standards are much higher.

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    #17

    Re: The Fiction of Reality, part eight

    They are satisfied with their lives, and they do not wish any significant changes.

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    #18

    Re: The Fiction of Reality, part eight

    They travel on holiday once or twice a year, but they return home glad they are back in Sweden, where everything functions so well.

    Or you can say at least once a year or at least twice a year.

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    #19

    Re: The Fiction of Reality, part eight

    I had the entire third paragraph -- corrections/suggestions and commentary -- almost finished, and it disappeared. Now you know why my posts are so short.

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    #20

    Re: The Fiction of Reality, part eight

    Tarheel,

    The same thing happens to me. But I copy the text before posting it, and when it disappears I log in and paste the same text again.

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