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Reply Thu 24 Jan, 2019 11:29 am
Please see the following link https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/on+the+ground and tell me if the sentence below is correctly written? Thank you.

Sentiment on the ground is that the government should be prioritizing aide for its citizens foreign nations.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 24 Jan, 2019 11:40 am
@paok1970,
Aid and aide are two different words with two different meanings. Aid means help, sometimes in the form of money, but not always. An aide is someone who helps out important people, usually politicians. I think you meant to use the first word.

This phrase does not make sense,

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its citizens foreign nations.


It means that the citizens of the country in question actually own a foreign nation, and I don't think that's what you meant to say.
paok1970
 
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Reply Thu 24 Jan, 2019 11:47 am
@izzythepush,
The sentence is not mine, it's taken from the following link:

https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/on+the+ground

My question is about how the sentence should read.

Again, many, many thanks for your kind help.
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engineer
 
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Reply Thu 24 Jan, 2019 12:01 pm
@paok1970,
paok1970 wrote:

Sentiment on the ground is that the government should be prioritizing aid for its citizens over foreign nations.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 24 Jan, 2019 12:07 pm
@engineer,
That makes sense. I couldn't see it.
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PUNKEY
 
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Reply Fri 25 Jan, 2019 06:53 am
Is “Sentiment on the ground” troubling you?

It means: The feeling of the people is that ...
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Jewels Vern
 
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Reply Fri 25 Jan, 2019 11:07 pm
@paok1970,
Sentiment of the people is that the government should be prioritizing aid for its citizens, rather than for foreign nations.
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