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    #1

    grammar of the sentence

    Hello everyone

    I'd like to ask if the following sentence is correct and understandable:

    Declaring an act as a crime clearly indicates a state interest in control of activities, which puts a social brand on this act.


    The context is as follows:
    The international non-governmental organization XXX published a system of principles based on international law and comparative jurisprudence, “Defining Defamation: Principles on Freedom of Expression and Protection of Reputation. This system of principles was approved by the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media and by others. According to it, laws providing criminal liability for slander are in contravention of the guaranteed right to freedom of speech. Declaring an act as a crime clearly indicates a state interest in control of activities, which puts a social stigma on this act.



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    Re: grammar of the sentence

    I do not see why you have change "stigma" to "brand". They are not synonymous, and stigma better expresses the antisocial sense of the act.

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    Re: grammar of the sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    I do not see why you have change "stigma" to "brand". They are not synonymous, and stigma better expresses the antisocial sense of the act.
    Thank you very much Anglika for your reply.

    As for brand, it's that I first wrote brand and then I thought stigma is better choice. But I forgot to correct brand at the beginning of my post.


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    Re: grammar of the sentence

    According to it, ...

    Who/ what is 'it'? You have two agencies and a reference to 'others' preceding the 'it'.

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    Re: grammar of the sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    According to it, ...

    Who/ what is 'it'? You have two agencies and a reference to 'others' preceding the 'it'.
    Thank you very much, David, for your reply.

    By 'it', I meant "This system of principles".

    I think to avoid confusion I'd better write "According to this system".

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