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Hi teachers,

But the doomsayers don't simply err by dismissing mounting evidence and embracing the narrative of decline.

1. Is the sentence: err by dismissing mounting evidence and err by embracing the narrative of decline.

2. What is "embracing the narrative of decline". Those are big words for me.

3. Does "err" mean make mistakes? So by dismissing mounting evidence, so they make a mistake frequently. (since the tense is present tense, so I think it is frequent.)

Thank you.

Tinanam
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Hi,

But the doomsayers don't simply err by dismissing mounting evidence and embracing the narrative of decline.

1. Is the sentence: err by dismissing mounting evidence and err by embracing the narrative of decline. Yes

2. What is

"embracing Committing themselves enthusiastically to

the narrative The story that is widely told (eg in the popular media)

of decline". That things are getting worse

Those are big words for me.

I assume the context is climate change?

3. Does "err" mean make mistakes? Yes So by dismissing mounting evidence, so they make a mistake frequently. (since the tense is present tense, so I think it is frequent.) Yes. It's their habit.

Clive
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Hi Clive,

Thank you so much for your help. It's about the U.S economy, unemployment persistence. Does the sentence make sense to you? Does "Decline" here mean "economy decline"?

Have a very good day, Clive.

Tinanam
Hi,

It's about the U.S economy, unemployment persistence.

Does the sentence make sense to you? yes

Does "Decline" here mean "economy decline"? yes

The underlying idea is that the doomsyares do not look objectively at the facts.

Clive
Hi Clive,

So many thanks to you. It's very clear to me.

Tinanam
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