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    Arrow Is there something wrong with it

    In the name of the Merciful Allah,
    Hi , please have a look on this quote and tell me if it has something wrong in English: These critics argue that this coupled with some naiveté on the part of Western populations and
    governments about Islamic terrorist ideology has resulted in the spread of these ideologies to Western countries, particularly among Muslim youth.
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    Re: Is there something wrong with it

    Quote Originally Posted by Egyption Arrow View Post
    In the name of the Merciful Allah,
    Hi , please have a look on this quote and tell me if it has something wrong in English: These critics argue that this coupled with some naiveté on the part of Western populations and
    governments about Islamic terrorist ideology has resulted in the spread of these ideologies to Western countries,
    particularly among Muslim youth.

    (not a professional teacher). It reads OK to me, but I think it might benefit from a couple of extra commas:

    These critics argue that this, coupled with some naiveté on the part of Western populations and
    governments about Islamic terrorist ideology
    , has resulted in the spread of these ideologies to Western countries,
    particularly among Muslim youths.

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    Re: Is there something wrong with it

    You've convinced me with your notice about the commas. But I disagree with you on putting the s to indicate the plural form of youth. Youth as a singular means Young people collectively as you can read this on youth: Definition, Synonyms and Much More from Answers.com. Thanks stuart.

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    Re: Is there something wrong with it

    Quote Originally Posted by Egyption Arrow View Post
    You've convinced me with your notice about the commas. But I disagree with you on putting the s to indicate the plural form of youth. Youth as a singular means Young people collectively as you can read this on youth: Definition, Synonyms and Much More from Answers.com. Thanks stuart.

    Yes, that one was a very subjective call. I ought to have indicated that "youths" was simply my preference, not an indication that "youth" was incorrect.

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