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    #1

    word "ground"

    Would you please correct my mistakes in the following sentences?

    1. After the humiliating defeat, the Prime Minister went to ground.
    2. In her latest novel, the author returns to her home ground and portrays a dysfunctional family.
    3. Another economic crisis has forced the government to shift its ground on tax policy.
    4. Anna was a woman who always stood her ground, even when confronted with the worst bullies.

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    #2

    Re: word "ground"

    They look good to me.

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    #3

    Re: word "ground"

    Sentence 1 and 3 are BrE usages. I don't understand the word ground in sentence 1. In sentence 3, it's clear from context that it means position,​ but I wouldn't use it that way.
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    #4

    Re: word "ground"

    I don't like "ground" there either. I'd use "policy" instead (and remove it from the end of the sentence) or "thinking".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: word "ground"

    I am wondering if I should rephrase my sentence number 3 like this?

    Another economic crisis has forced the government to shift its policy on tax.

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    Re: word "ground"

    I'd write Another economic crisis has forced the government to change its tax policy.

    Shift
    would be OK if you added something about the direction in which the government is shifting: ...to shift its tax policy ​away from income taxes, in favor of a value-added tax.
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