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    The corrupt politicians.

    "The corrupt politicians steal the money from the national treasure or chest. These people do not let the money that we pay to government in form of tax reach the place it is for, they steal it in half way."

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    #2

    Re: The corrupt politicians.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    "The Corrupt politicians steal the money from the a nation's coffers. al treasure or chest. These people do not let the money (that) we pay to government in the form of tax(es) reach the place it is intended for. They steal it before it gets there. in half way."
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    If we have to say the last sentence using "half way" (which is not correct) then what is the correct way to say it?

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    #4

    Re: The corrupt politicians.

    See above. Otherwise, I don't follow your logic.

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    Re: The corrupt politicians.

    You could say that they steal it en route or on the way, but I prefer Teechar's version. They could steal it at many points, not just half way.

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    Re: The corrupt politicians.

    Do they steal the money when it's on the way to its destination (halfway doesn't work in that context) or do they steal half the money?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The corrupt politicians.

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    Do they steal the money when it's on the way to its destination (halfway doesn't work in that context) or do they steal half the money?
    Yes, when it is on it's way to its destination and it is half way through.

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    Re: The corrupt politicians.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Yes, when it is on it's way to its destination and it is half way through.
    How on earth do they measure when it's halfway? It would work if we were talking about a big pile of cash which had to travel, for example, 100 miles from a government office to a local council office. Then you could say it was stolen when it had travelled 50 miles. However, these days, most money goes electronically so there's really no way to measure "halfway".
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 30-Sep-2016 at 18:50.
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    I have lived in places with corruption, and they steal at every stage.

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