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    #1

    Slaves as other countries.

    "India was slave as the some other countries were."

    "Indian were being treated as slaves as the residents of some other countries were."

    Please check.

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    Re: Slaves as other countries.

    Many nationalities have been enslaved.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Slaves as other countries.

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    Hello, Tufguy:

    I would be more comfortable in saying something like:

    "India, along with many other countries, was colonized in the 19th century."

    (I am, of course, limiting myself to the language aspects of your post, NOT to any political aspects.)

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    Re: Slaves as other countries.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    "India, along with many other countries, was colonized in the 19th century."
    Colonization does not necessarily mean enslavement.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 03-Oct-2016 at 17:46. Reason: Fixed typo

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    Re: Slaves as other countries.

    It does change the meaning a lot. India was, like some other countries, enslaved seems closer to the original to me.

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    Re: Slaves as other countries.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Colonization does not necessarily mean enslavement.
    And you can have enslavement without colonisation.

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    Re: Slaves as other countries.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Many nationalities have been enslaved.
    Are my sentences wrong and ungrammatical?

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    Re: Slaves as other countries.

    Please guys, don't get hurt please. I just want to know that what is the correct way of saying what I find a bit confusing. Please forgive me if somebody got hurt and please do not take it seriously and personally because I just want to learn. I do not want to politicise this forum at all. The things or incidents happened in past those incidents have already taken place so do not think about them and please just help me to correct my sentences.
    Last edited by tufguy; 04-Oct-2016 at 07:13.

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    #9

    Re: Slaves as other countries.

    Nobody is 'getting hurt' We are attempting to find ways to express naturally the thought you were trying to express in your original sentences.
    "India was slave as the some other countries were."

    "Indians were being treated as slaves. as the residents of some other countries were."
    The first of these is not correct. The second, with my corrections, is possible, though I'd move the final 'were' to follow 'as'.

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    Re: Slaves as other countries.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Nobody is 'getting hurt' We are attempting to find ways to express naturally the thought you were trying to express in your original sentences.

    The first of these is not correct. The second, with my corrections, is possible, though I'd move the final 'were' to follow 'as'.

    "Indians were being treated as slaves. As were the residents of some other countries."

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