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American English

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scotia
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American English

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Postby scotia » January 14th, 2020, 2:05 pm

On the BBC News Web Site Today
The numbers represent a staggering increase over recent Chinese imports of US manufactured goods, raising some skepticism over how it would be achieved.
(my bold)
Has the takeover begun?

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Re: American English

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Postby EssDeeAitch » January 14th, 2020, 2:55 pm

scotia wrote:On the BBC News Web Site Today
The numbers represent a staggering increase over recent Chinese imports of US manufactured goods, raising some skepticism over how it would be achieved.
(my bold)
Has the takeover begun?


I am sceptical of a take over. I am more inclined to think that it is just a simple spelling mistake.

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Re: American English

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Postby genou » January 14th, 2020, 4:14 pm

EssDeeAitch wrote:
scotia wrote:On the BBC News Web Site Today
The numbers represent a staggering increase over recent Chinese imports of US manufactured goods, raising some skepticism over how it would be achieved.
(my bold)
Has the takeover begun?


I am sceptical of a take over. I am more inclined to think that it is just a simple spelling mistake.


Maybe just a classical education. sceptic has always looked weird to me, since it is sigma kappa in Greek.

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Re: American English

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Postby UncleEbenezer » January 14th, 2020, 4:34 pm

scotia wrote:On the BBC News Web Site Today
The numbers represent a staggering increase over recent Chinese imports of US manufactured goods, raising some skepticism over how it would be achieved.
(my bold)
Has the takeover begun?


It's a story about America and China. I'm sure most of us find "skepticism" easier to read than "懷疑論".


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