Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. Senior Member
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: Feb 2016
    • Posts: 670
    #1

    a lightly attended party

    Does "a lightly attended party" refer to "a party where only a few people attended"?

    覧覧覧覧覧覧
    State Democrats had selected their electors at a lightly attended party convention packed mostly with supporters of Sanders, the runner-up in the Democratic presidential primary race.

    Source

  2. Moderator
    Retired English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 27,412
    #2

    Re: a lightly attended party

    Yes.

  3. emsr2d2's Avatar
    Moderator
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 48,840
    #3

    Re: a lightly attended party

    It's not a collocation I'm familiar with. I would expect to see "a poorly-attended party".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  4. VIP Member
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Apr 2009
    • Posts: 12,585
    #4

    Re: a lightly attended party

    It's talking about a (political) party convention. Which was lightly attended.

  5. emsr2d2's Avatar
    Moderator
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 48,840
    #5

    Re: a lightly attended party

    Then I'd use a "poorly-attended convention".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  6. VIP Member
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Dec 2015
    • Posts: 13,294
    #6

    Re: a lightly attended party

    The phrase is a lightly attended party convention.
    I am not a teacher.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •