I wish india hadn't faced slavery.

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"I wish India hadn't faced slavery."

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It's grammatically correct but I'm not sure I understand. What do you mean by "faced"?
 

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I wondered that, too.

Once again, tufguy, it's not clear what you want us to check — the grammar or the meaning.
 

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It's grammatically correct but I'm not sure I understand. What do you mean by "faced"?

By "face" I meant "confront" or "deal with".
 

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I wondered that, too.

Once again, tufguy, it's not clear what you want us to check — the grammar or the meaning.

Grammar.
 

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Are you suggesting that you wish that India had accepted slavery?

No, I wanted to say that this shouldn't have happened to India.
 

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No, I wanted to say that this shouldn't have happened to India.

Surely you mean that it shouldn't have happened in India? Are you talking about Indian people being used as slaves, or about Indian people using other people as slaves?
 

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Surely you mean that it shouldn't have happened in India? Are you talking about Indian people being used as slaves, or about Indian people using other people as slaves?

Indian people being used as slaves. Indians never used other people as slaves.
 
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If you want to express regret that India had the institution of slavery, then "I wish India hadn't faced slavery" is incorrect.

Okay, so could you please tell me that what is the correct way to say what I want to say?
 

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I still don't think "faced" is an appropriate word here.

I wish India hadn't been involved in slavery.
 

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I think I confused you. I want to say that "India shouldn't have faced the situation in which, the Indian people were used as slaves by the people of other countries." What is the way to say it? I think "hadn't been involved" doesn't mean this, Am I correct?
 

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I wish Indian nationals/people had never been used as slaves.
 

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Hello, Tufguy:

As I tried to explain in your other thread about "slavery," I believe that it is inaccurate (from a language point of view) to say that Indians were "enslaved" by other nations.

We can discuss ONLY language here, so what I mean is that -- according to my poor knowledge of history -- Indians were "only" colonized by a European nation.

From a language point of view, "slavery" refers to the situation in the United States until the American Civil War.

From a language point of view, no such "slavery" ever occurred in India when it was under colonial rule.

Perhaps you wish to say something like: "I wish that India had never been colonized by a foreign country."
 

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Hello, Tufguy:

As I tried to explain in your other thread about "slavery," I believe that it is inaccurate (from a language point of view) to say that Indians were "enslaved" by other nations.

We can discuss ONLY language here, so what I mean is that -- according to my poor knowledge of history -- Indians were "only" colonized by a European nation.

From a language point of view, "slavery" refers to the situation in the United States until the American Civil War.

From a language point of view, no such "slavery" ever occurred in India when it was under colonial rule.

Perhaps you wish to say something like: "I wish that India had never been colonized by a foreign country."

Hi, I think I hurt you but I didn't mean it. I don't want to hurt or vilify someone. I just wanted to know the correct way of saying this. Please do not take it so seriously I had doubts about it so I asked about it. It is regarding history it happened a long time ago just don't think about it and don't take it seriously. It is just a question I am not accusing someone of something so please forgive me guys if you found it weird but I didn't want to hurt anyone. :roll:
 
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