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Do you think the collocation of "substantial stride" sounds native?

 
 
Reply Mon 26 Oct, 2015 09:39 am

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On Jan. 1st, 2005, the textile trade quota system with 10-year's history was abolished, which indicates the integration of global textile and garment trade gains substantial stride.

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ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 26 Oct, 2015 09:42 am
@oristarA,
The whole sentence reads like a translation. Very EFL.
oristarA
 
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Reply Mon 26 Oct, 2015 09:57 am
@ehBeth,
ehBeth wrote:

The whole sentence reads like a translation. Very EFL.


Here is another example. Sounds native?

Quote:
Findings
All provinces in mainland China have made substantial strides to improve life expectancy at birth between 1990 and 2013. Increases ranged from 4·0 years in Hebei province to 14·2 years in Tibet. Improvements in female life expectancy exceeded those in male life expectancy in all provinces except Shanghai, Macao, and Hong Kong. We saw significant heterogeneity among provinces in life expectancy at birth and probability of death at ages 0–14, 15–49, and 50–74 years. Such heterogeneity is also present in cause of death structures between sexes and provinces. From 1990 to 2013, leading causes of YLLs changed substantially. In 1990, 16 of 33 provinces had lower respiratory infections or preterm birth complications as the leading causes of YLLs. 15 provinces had cerebrovascular disease and two (Hong Kong and Macao) had ischaemic heart disease. By 2013, 27 provinces had cerebrovascular disease as the leading cause, five had ischaemic heart disease, and one had lung cancer (Hong Kong). Road injuries have become a top ten cause of death in all provinces in mainland China. The most common non-communicable diseases, including ischaemic heart disease, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and cancers (liver, stomach, and lung), contributed much more to YLLs in 2013 compared with 1990.

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http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(15)00551-6/fulltext
ehBeth
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Reply Mon 26 Oct, 2015 10:52 am
@oristarA,
Substantial strides, in that ^^ context, is properly used.

There are a few other oddities in that paragraph but they're not important.
najmelliw
 
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Reply Mon 26 Oct, 2015 11:10 am
@oristarA,
Lovely. Learned a new word today, collocation. Today's a good day.
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oristarA
 
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Reply Mon 26 Oct, 2015 12:15 pm
@ehBeth,
ehBeth wrote:

Substantial strides, in that ^^ context, is properly used.

There are a few other oddities in that paragraph but they're not important.


Since I want to improve my English to perfection. Point out them if you'd like to.
najmelliw
 
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Reply Mon 26 Oct, 2015 02:37 pm
@oristarA,
I know what I found odd, but then again, English is my second language as well, and as evidenced in my prior post, I am still learning. So I'm not the best person to give you advise here.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 26 Oct, 2015 02:41 pm
@oristarA,
this is one 'sentence' that could use some love

oristarA wrote:

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15 provinces had cerebrovascular disease and two (Hong Kong and Macao) had ischaemic heart disease.

najmelliw
 
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Reply Mon 26 Oct, 2015 02:46 pm
@ehBeth,
Well, if you were a province with a cerebrovascular disease, I'm sure some love would be much appreciated. Smile

I personally wasn't overly fond of this sentence either: 'Such heterogeneity is also present in cause of death structures between sexes and provinces.'
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