# Thread: this problem(overpopulation) can be solved(resolved or settled)

1. ## this problem(overpopulation) can be solved(resolved or settled)

As a result, This problems will be brought down when there are combined effort by every sector of our society.
=> this problem(overpopulation) can be solved(resolved or settled) when there are combined efforts by every sector of our society.
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Which would sound better for overpopulation? "solved", "resolved" or "settled"?

2. ## Re: this problem(overpopulation) can be solved(resolved or settled)

I'd use "resolved". The first sentence contains several errors.

3. ## Re: this problem(overpopulation) can be solved(resolved or settled)

The first one is before correction, but the second one, after correction.

4. ## Re: this problem(overpopulation) can be solved(resolved or settled)

Why can't "solve" work here?

5. ## Re: this problem(overpopulation) can be solved(resolved or settled)

Note that a space is required before each opening parenthesis: this problem_(overpopulation)....

I indicated where to insert a space with an underscore character.

6. ## Re: this problem(overpopulation) can be solved(resolved or settled)

Originally Posted by keannu
Why can't "solve" work here?

It can.

7. ## Re: this problem(overpopulation) can be solved(resolved or settled)

Solve is a word we use with mathematical problems, which are relatively simple and deductive compared to sociological problems, which require 'finesse' in Pascal's sense of the word -- a deep understanding of many areas, with a great ability to weigh different types of variables.

8. ## Re: this problem(overpopulation) can be solved(resolved or settled)

What errors does it have? Is the correction right?
this problem(overpopulation) can be
solved(resolved or settled) when there are combined efforts by every sector of our society.
=> ...if every sector of our society makes efforts together.

9. ## Re: this problem(overpopulation) can be solved(resolved or settled)

One problem it has is the lack of a space before each open parenthesis.

10. ## Re: this problem(overpopulation) can be solved(resolved or settled)

Originally Posted by bhaisahab
I'd use "resolved". The first sentence contains several errors.
When I posted a similar thread about where to use solve and where to use resolve, I was told to use solve with problems, and resolve with issues.

The issues has been resolved.
The problem has been solved.

Now when I am looking at this thread I am getting confused with the answers.

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