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    they may resist losing that identity in favor of one based on a tourism industry

    Hello, this is the text that was on my English test.
    I want to know if I understood the underlined part correctly. I replaced the "in favor of" with "over" when I was reading this because it seemed that the place identity is the opposite of tourism industry in this context. I'm not so sure if I got it, though, because this sentence itself was kind of confusing.

    The narratives that people create to understand their landscapes come to be viewed as marketable entities and a source of income for residents. Landscapes with a strong place identity have an advantage in marketing to tourists, as it is relatively easy to compartmentalize and market their narratives. Such places may have disadvantages as well,however. If place identity is tied to a particular industry, local residents may feel strongly attached to the definitions of place that stem from involvement in that industry, and they may resist losing that identity in favor of one based on a tourism industry. People rooted in landscape may feel strong connections to other community members and may resent the invasion of outsiders who they believe are different and challenge their common identity. Finally, local residents may feel that this process reduces their identities to mere commercial transactions, and they may believe they sacrifice what is unique and special about their place.
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    Re: they may resist losing that identity in favor of one based on a tourism industry

    First, please use Edit Post to separate with a space the pairs of words which have been run together by the copy and paste process., followed by Save.
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    Re: they may resist losing that identity in favor of one based on a tourism industry

    I don't like either "in favour of" or "over" in that sentence. Try substituting "and having it replaced by".
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    Re: they may resist losing that identity in favor of one based on a tourism industry

    I have changed your thread title. Titles should include some/all of the words/sentences you're asking us about.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: they may resist losing that identity in favor of one based on a tourism industry

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    I don't like either "in favour of" or "over" in that sentence. Try substituting "and having it replaced by".
    That makes more sense! Thank you. Yes, that was what I was aiming for, too, but I couldn't find the right words. :)
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    Re:they may resist losing that identity in favor of one based on a tourism industry

    I have one more question: Do these phrases exist? I think not, but I wasn't sure.
    lose A over B
    win A over B
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    Re: they may resist losing that identity in favor of one based on a tourism industry

    Quote Originally Posted by JiwonAsaCheon View Post
    I have one more question: Do these phrases exist? I think not, but I wasn't sure.
    lose A over B
    win A over B
    No, they don't exist.

    At a push, you could use "Team A have won six games over team B" but "against" would be the common term. You definitely can't "lose over" someone else.
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    Re: they may resist losing that identity in favor of one based on a tourism industry

    Quote Originally Posted by JiwonAsaCheon View Post
    I have one more question: Do these phrases exist? I think not, but I wasn't sure.
    lose A over B
    win A over B
    Those kinds of structures are possible in limited contexts.

    For example,
    He was a professional gambler, and he won that money over a period of six months.

    I know you're quite worried, but I honestly wouldn't lose sleep over it if I were you.
    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionar...over-something
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