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    Correct my sentence

    I think there is something wrong with my sentence below:

    There are so many languages around the world, thereby discouraging people from different regions or cultures to communicate with each other.

    But I don't know how to revise it. Please help me.

    is it discouraging sb. from doing sth.? then how to modify my sentence?

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    Re: Correct my sentence

    There are many languages around the world, which discourages people from different regions or cultures from communicating with each other.


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    Re: Correct my sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    There are many languages around the world, which discourages people from different regions or cultures from communicating with each other.
    Thank you, then there are two "from" here. it looks weird.

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    Re: Correct my sentence

    (I'm an English tutor, international corporate trainer, training documentation specialist, and executive secretary with 12 years of experience... that makes me a teacher, y'all.)

    Yes, there are two occurrences of "from" in the sentence, but that's perfectly OK. It's no worse than something like, "Please get me the flowers that are in the vase in the bedroom." That contains two occurrences of "in," but there's nothing wrong with it.

    Imagine taking the phrase "from different regions or cultures" out of the sentence. Then you have, "There are many languages around the world, which discourages people from communicating with each other." So you ask, "what people?" And the answer is, "People from different regions or cultures." So it's OK.

    Now I'd make the sentence different. You say "so many languages." What you mean is that there are so many languages that people find it difficult to communicate. Try this:

    There are so many languages in the world that people from different regions or cultures are discouraged from communicating with each other.

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