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    #1

    Is it understandable?

    Hello everyone

    I'd like to ask if the following sentence is understandable for English speakers:

    Beginning from a kindergarten and to the end of one's life, a person was subjected to ideological influence.

    Explanation: In the former Soviet Union, there was a very strict ideological system. Every person was subjected to this system, i.e. experienced its influence all his/her life. When one was in the kindergarten, when one was at work etc.


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    Re: Is it understandable?

    From kindergarten to the end of life, a person was subjected to ideological pressure.

    OR "From birth to death,..."

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    #3

    Re: Is it understandable?

    Hi, as a Brit and mentor, but not a teacher, yes, your sentence is understandable.

    Possible improvements?:
    "In those days, a person would have been subjected to ideological influence from kindergarten to the end of their life."

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    Re: Is it understandable?

    Quote Originally Posted by KLPNO View Post
    Hello everyone

    I'd like to ask if the following sentence is understandable to English speakers:

    Beginning from kindergarten and lasting to the end of one's life, a person would be subjected to ideological indoctrination.

    Explanation: In the former Soviet Union, there was a very strict ideological system. Every person was subjected to this system, i.e. experienced its influence all his/her life. When one was in the kindergarten, when one was at work etc.
    What do you think about my changes?

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    Re: Is it understandable?

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    What do you think about my changes?
    I think they are great, Ron.

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    #6

    Re: Is it understandable?

    You probably know this one:
    We pretend to work, and they pretend to pay us.
    A testament to the "success" of the system.


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    Re: Is it understandable?

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    You probably know this one:
    We pretend to work, and they pretend to pay us.
    A testament to the "success" of the system.

    Yes, I've heard that one. Also, in Russia, there is a very popular expression:

    The soldier sleeps, the service goes.
    It's a literal translation from Russian. The expression means that a person is present at one's workplace and he/she is doing nothing, but the the employer still pays him/her.

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