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    to the contrary, envoironment

    Hello everyone

    I'd like to ask if the second sentence in the passage is written correctly.

    Rehabilitation of convicts depends greatly on who does this activity -- a professional or a volunteer. Professionalization of rehabilitation or, to the contrary, using the society’s and microsociety’s resources to help convicts and their environment become basic ways of resolving these issues.

    I'm particularly not sure of the following:

    Is "to the contrary" used correctly in the sentence to stress/emphasize the opposition between "professionalization of rehabilitation" and "using the society’s and microsociety’s resources", i.e. to emphasize that there are 2 different ways of resolving the problem, 2 different approaches to the problem?

    And is "environment" the correct word to use here meaning conditions and surroundings for convicts?

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    Re: to the contrary, envoironment

    Quote Originally Posted by KLPNO View Post
    Hello everyone

    I'd like to ask if the second sentence in the passage is written correctly.

    Rehabilitation of convicts depends greatly on who does this activity -- a professional or a volunteer. Professionalization of rehabilitation or, to the contrary, using the society’s and microsociety’s resources to help convicts and their environment become basic ways of resolving these issues.

    I'm particularly not sure of the following:

    Is "to the contrary" used correctly in the sentence to stress/emphasize the opposition between "professionalization of rehabilitation" and "using the society’s and microsociety’s resources", i.e. to emphasize that there are 2 different ways of resolving the problem, 2 different approaches to the problem?

    And is "environment" the correct word to use here meaning conditions and surroundings for convicts?
    It's a badly worded sentence, but yes, it seems to mean what you have understood.
    Professionalisation of rehabilitation is not strictly the contrary to using the ad hoc resources they already have. The contrary would be de-professionalisation.

    The basic ways of resolving these issues are professionalisation of rehabilition or, on the other hand, continuing to use the microsociety's available volunteer resources.

    Yes, 'environment' is the correct word.

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    Re: to the contrary, envoironment

    Thank you very much, Raymott.

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