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    program approved by the 28th legislature culminated in the November general election

    "A massive tax and governmental reform program approved by the 28th legislature culminated in the November general election."

    I would like to ask that did the program approved finished after general election or it is the result of the general election?

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    Re: program approved by the 28th legislature culminated in the November general elect

    You're right, the sentence is confusing. "Culminated in" means "resulted in" or "ended in" or "came to a final conclusion in." A program doesn't result in an election.

    I read your clipping. To answer your question: a group of reforms were proposed by lawmakers and then approved by voters. Instead of "culminated," it should say "approved."
    Last edited by Charlie Bernstein; 14-Jun-2016 at 16:52.
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    Re: program approved by the 28th legislature culminated in the November general elect

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    Instead of "culminated," it should say "approved."
    That would make no sense to me.

    'Culminated' means 'reached it final stage'. That makes sense.
    Last edited by Barb_D; 14-Jun-2016 at 17:43.

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    Re: program approved by the 28th legislature culminated in the November general elect

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    You're right, the sentence is confusing. "Culminated in" means "resulted in" or "ended in" or "came to a final conclusion in." A program doesn't result in an election.

    I read your clipping. To answer your question: a group of reforms were proposed by lawmakers and then approved by voters. Instead of "culminated," it should say "approved."
    But the approve is already in use in the sentence as "program approved by ..."


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    Re: program approved by the 28th legislature culminated in the November general elect

    It doesn't make sense to me. The program did not result in an election. The program may have been ratified or approved by the general public in the election. It didn't "culminate" in an election.

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    Re: program approved by the 28th legislature culminated in the November general elect

    Well, if the election was to ratify the program, then the drawing up of the program surely culminated in the election.

    All the campaigning on the Brexit issue will culminate in the referendum on 23 June.

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    Re: program approved by the 28th legislature culminated in the November general elect

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Well, if the election was to ratify the program, then the drawing up of the program surely culminated in the election.

    All the campaigning on the Brexit issue will culminate in the referendum on 23 June.
    That's a fair point, although I'd still like it better if it said that the campaign culminated or the effort culminated. The idea of the program itself culminating doesn't read as well for me.
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    Re: program approved by the 28th legislature culminated in the November general elect

    This is a test. I'm trying to open the thread.
    [Edit: it worked!]

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    Re: program approved by the 28th legislature culminated in the November general elect

    It does.

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    #10

    Re: program approved by the 28th legislature culminated in the November general elect

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    You're right, the sentence is confusing. "Culminated in" means "resulted in" or "ended in" or "came to a final conclusion in." A program doesn't result in an election.

    I read your clipping. To answer your question: a group of reforms were proposed by lawmakers and then approved by voters. Instead of "culminated," it should say "approved."
    Why do you call it as "clipping" ? Clipping means the article cut out from a magazine or newpaper etc this isn't it just a "link" ?

    Thank you.

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