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    The first significance of the advent of Jesus Christ was to save mankind.

    The following is my own sentence.

    The first significance of the advent of Jesus Christ was to save mankind.

    Is the sentence OK?

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    #2

    Re: The first significance of the advent of Jesus Christ was to save mankind.

    Hello Elaine.
    Note my suggested amendment below.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    The first significance of the advent of Jesus Christ was that he came to save mankind.
    Note also that in Christian theology, it is Christ's sacrifice by dying on the cross that is linked to the salvation of mankind.

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    Re: The first significance of the advent of Jesus Christ was to save mankind.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    The first significance
    How about The meaning?

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    Re: The first significance of the advent of Jesus Christ was to save mankind.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    How about The meaning?
    Hi Tdol, what do you mean?

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    Re: The first significance of the advent of Jesus Christ was to save mankind.

    Tdol was suggesting that you use "The meaning" instead of "The first significance".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The first significance of the advent of Jesus Christ was to save mankind.

    Thanks, emsr 2d2.

    Can I conclude that 'The first significance' is not correctly used, and 'The meaning" should be used instead?

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    Re: The first significance of the advent of Jesus Christ was to save mankind.

    Meaning beats significance for me. If there is no second meaning, then first doesn't work, but primary would.

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