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    #1

    family-oriented culture vs individual-oriented

    Hello everyone,

    I intend to write about some of the differences between the (?) Iranian culture and the Western culture. (Do I need "the" here?)

    Is it correct to say a culture a "family-oriented" while another culture is "individual-oriented"?

    Could you please tell me if this works?

    The differences between the Iranian culture and the Western culture have always been exaggerated. Having said that, Iranian culture is certainly different in terms of family and its role in society. The Iranian culture tends to be family-oriented while the Western culture is more individual-oriented and they place a high value on personal choice. For instance, in west, marriage can happen without the approval of parents. But in Iranian culture, children must get the permission of their parents before getting married.
    Last edited by alpacinoutd; 23-Jan-2020 at 00:02.

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    #2

    Re: family-oriented culture vs individual-oriented

    1) No.
    2) Yes, it sounds okay to me.
    3) Remove the articles you asked about in your first question. Say in the West.

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    Re: family-oriented culture vs individual-oriented

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    1) No.
    2) Yes, it sounds okay to me.
    3) Remove the articles you asked about in your first question. Say in the West.
    Is it okay now?

    The differences between Iranian culture and Western culture have always been exaggerated. Having said that, Iranian culture is certainly different in terms of family and its role in society. Iranian culture tends to be family-oriented while Western culture is more individual-oriented and they place a high value on personal choice. For instance, in the West, marriage can happen without the approval of parents. But in Iranian culture, children must get the permission of their parents before getting married. Also, youngsters in Western countries usually move out of their parents house when they reach the age of 18. That is not the case with the Iranian culture.

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    Re: family-oriented culture vs individual-oriented

    Could you please tell me why I don't need "the" before Iranian culture?

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    Re: family-oriented culture vs individual-oriented

    It's not necessary. There's no use for it. The word Iranian already specifies which culture you mean.

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    #6

    Re: family-oriented culture vs individual-oriented

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    It's not necessary. There's no use for it. The word Iranian already specifies which culture you mean.
    1-The course of history changed after the Iranian revolution.

    2-The course of history changed after Iranian revolution.

    I feel like the first one is correct

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    Re: family-oriented culture vs individual-oriented

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Could you please tell me why I don't need "the" before Iranian culture?
    Oddly, in the revision "the" was taken out where it was before and put in where it wasn't before.
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    #8

    Re: family-oriented culture vs individual-oriented

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    1-The course of history changed after the Iranian revolution.

    2-The course of history changed after Iranian revolution.

    I feel like the first one is correct.
    If you're talking about grammar, I agree.
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    #9

    Re: family-oriented culture vs individual-oriented

    I would write:

    They place a high priority on the freedom of choice of individuals.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    #10

    Re: family-oriented culture vs individual-oriented

    "culture" in this context is uncountable so no article is needed. "revolution" is countable so an article is needed.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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