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    a building is a monument to something

    Are these good?

    1. The crumbling building is a monument to the country's abject failures to advance into the twenty-first century.

    2. This prison is a monument to a nation's oppression.

    3. The slum is a monument to their plight and misery.

    4. They created a ghastly building to show off their ill-gotten gains. It's a monument to their corruption and greed.

    5. The abandoned project is a monument to the city's broken dreams. A city that was supposed to hold great promise, is now desolate.
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    Re: this thing/place is a monument to

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Are these good?

    1. The crumbling building is a monument to reflection of the country's abject failures to advance into the twenty-first century.

    2. This prison is a monument to symbol of a nation's oppression.
    I thought prisons are necessary regardless of the regime.

    3. The slum is a monument to reflection/manifestation of their plight and misery.

    4. They created a ghastly building to show off their ill-gotten gains. It's a monument to manifestation/portrayal of their corruption and greed.

    5. The abandoned project is a monument to manifestation of the city's broken dreams. A city that was supposed to hold great promise, is now desolate.
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    A monument is a symbol or expression of positive attributes rather than things which are negative.
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    Re: this thing/place is a monument to

    You used "thing/place" in your title but none of your suggested sentences use either word. Please remember that title should include/some all of the words/phrases that actually appear in your text and that you are 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: this thing/place is a monument to

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    You used "thing/place" in your title but none of your suggested sentences use either word. Please remember that title should include/some all of the words/phrases that actually appear in your text and that you are asking us about.
    Okay. But do the sentences work?

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    Re: this thing/place is a monument to

    I fixed the title.

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    Re: a building is a monument to something

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Are these good?
    I don't think that's the question you should be asking. "Good" is a very subjective concept. I might think they're good, a second person might think they're terrible and a third might think they're fantastic.

    You should ask us if they are grammatically correct.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: a building is a monument to something

    I would use something like testament to their corruption, rather than manifestation.

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    Re: a building is a monument to something

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I would use something like testament to their corruption, rather than manifestation.

    I don't want to use manifestation. I want to use monument.

    Are these correct?

    1. The crumbling building is a monument to the country's abject failures to advance into the twenty-first century.

    2. This prison is a monument to a nation's oppression.

    3. The slum is a monument to their plight and misery.

    4. They created a ghastly building to show off their ill-gotten gains. It's a monument to their corruption and greed.

    5. The abandoned project is a monument to the city's broken dreams. A city that was supposed to hold great promise, is now desolate.

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    Re: a building is a monument to something

    They are grammatically correct, but I think you can find a better word than monument for each one.
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    Re: a building is a monument to something

    If you really want to use monument, use it. I would consider looking at things like testament/symbol/memorial, but go ahead.

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