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    Relationship between a politician and a journalist will no longer

    "Relationship between a politician and a journalist will no longer 'be one of subordinate or obsequious. It is one of equal'."

    Could you please tell me the meaning of these sentences I am a bit confused?

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    #2

    Re: Relationship between a politician and a journalist will no longer

    Have you looked up "subordinate" and "obsequious"?

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    #3

    Re: Relationship between a politician and a journalist will no longer

    These sentences are very badly written. I wouldn't waste time trying to figure out what their author intended.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Relationship between a politician and a journalist will no longer

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    Have you looked up "subordinate" and "obsequious"?
    Yes, I know there meanings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    These sentences are very badly written. I wouldn't waste time trying to figure out what their author intended.
    I heard a journalist say these on TV. Are these incorrect? I couldn't get there meaning correctly that is why I asked you. Could you please correct them so that I can understand please. I couldn't get this part "be one of subordinate or obsequious. It is one of equal".

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    Re: Relationship between a politician and a journalist will no longer

    What is it about the meaning of "subordinate" do you not understand? Could you tell me more? I consider the word has a pretty straight-forward meaning. Because if you understand the word, I don't see how you don't get the meaning of the sentence.

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    Re: Relationship between a politician and a journalist will no longer

    I don't suppose you heard this on TV and put it in writing yourself? Because if that is the case, I would be the one who got stumped.

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    #8

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewg927 View Post
    I don't suppose you heard this on TV and put it in writing yourself? Because if that is the case, I would be the one who got stumped.

    I never lie. I can provide you the link of the video as well if you don't believe me.

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    Re: Relationship between a politician and a journalist will no longer

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    What is it about the meaning of "subordinate" do you not understand? Could you tell me more? I consider the word has a pretty straight-forward meaning. Because if you understand the word, I don't see how you don't get the meaning of the sentence.
    I am confused about the sentence structure. I couldn't get its meaning. I know what that person wants to say but it seemed like a weird construction "will no longer 'be one of subordinate or obsequious. It is one of equal'." This part is weird for me and what does "one of equal" mean?

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    #10

    Re: Relationship between a politician and a journalist will no longer

    If that's definitely what the person said, it was badly worded. Basically, it means:

    The relationship between a politician and a journalist will no longer be a relationship in which one is superior and the other is inferior. It will be a relationship in which both people are equal.

    The original is weird because:

    1. The article is missing at the beginning of the sentence.
    2. It sounds like he/she used "subordinate" as a noun but "obsequious" is an adjective. It's a strange combination.
    3. "It is one of equal" is nonsense. The last word could be "equals" or "equality" but the original makes no sense.

    I'd like to see the original video please.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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