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    displays of

    (Text from Mass Effect in-game description)

    "Aside from displays of geological beauty, this barren world is of little interest."

    Does "displays of" here indicate somebody arrange activities for people to come to that place and see the geological beauties?

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    Re: displays of

    No. It just refers to the natural geological beauty. We sometimes personify nature by saying that it "displays" certain attributes.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: displays of

    I think that is meant to be poetic, since inanimate objects are not capable of displaying(putting on show) their beauty.

    To put it more plainly:

    Aside from its
    geological beauty, this barren world is of little interest.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: displays of

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    I think that is meant to be poetic
    Not very successfully IMO.

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