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    #1

    Smile sweeping generalizations

    The report is full of sweeping generalizations and is not trustworthy.


    What does "sweeping generalizations" mean to you? Does that refer to overgeneralizations? Thanks.


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    #2

    Re: sweeping generalizations

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    The report is full of sweeping generalizations and is not trustworthy.


    What does "sweeping generalizations" mean to you? Does that refer to overgeneralizations? Thanks.
    sweeping = extreme


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    #3

    Re: sweeping generalizations

    "sweeping generalizations" - all-embracing (usually unconsidered) generalizations

    "All English people are bad-tempered" is a sweeping generalization (I hope).

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    Re: sweeping generalizations

    Thanks, svartnik and Anglika.
    That sample works like magic.

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