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    Soccer

    Over the past 25 years football has not only taken root as the world's major game in an ephemeral world but has also blossomed in other branches of society, commerce and politics. Football, more than any other factor, has enveloped whole regions, people and nations. With approximately two hundred million active players it now constitutes a substantial chunk of the leisure industry, having opened up new markets for itself and for the rest of the business world.
    1) what does branches here mean?
    2) Why whole here can go alone, without a or the ?

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    Hi belly_ttt

    1) what does branches here mean?
    The different levels, or classes of a society.

    2) Why can whole go alone, withoutthe?
    Because the author isn't specifying specific regions.



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    Hi Soup,
    I wonder why I never saw branches being used this way

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    Hi

    Society was viewed that way in the past.



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    Sorry but I didn't get what you mean: which way?

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    Hi belly_ttt,

    branch (n)
    A limited part of a larger or more complex unit or system, especially:
    1. An area of specialized skill or knowledge, especially academic or vocational, that is related to but separate from other areas: the judicial branch of government; the branch of medicine called neurology.
    2. A division of a business or other organization.
    3. A division of a family, categorized by descent from a particular ancestor.
    4. Linguistics. A subdivision of a family of languages, such as the Germanic branch of Indo-European.
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    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    Sorry but I didn't get what you mean: which way?
    Society was viewed as having two main branches: upper class and lower class.


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