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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    what does it mean?

    Hello,


    "whatever artistic endeavor the government refuses to support it does not allow."

    What does it mean?

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    Re: what does it mean?

    "whatever artistic endeavor the government refuses to support (it) does not allow."

    'it' should not be there.
    We need the full context to understand the sentence.
    artistic endeavour - attempt/pursuit in the field of the arts

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    #3

    Re: what does it mean?

    It means the government will not tolerate any artistic endeavor it does not support.

    (Of course the "it" needs to be there.)



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    #4

    Re: what does it mean?

    Artistic endeavor means to exert or affect something, in this instance, it means that the government will not tolerate / support any artistic (could be projects concerns etc) attempts / efforts.

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    #5

    Re: what does it mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by yara84 View Post
    Artistic endeavor means to exert or affect something,
    "Artistic endeavor" is not a verb. An artistic endeavor is a project intended to be artistic.

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