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Survey indicates that the greatest halves of people prefer strong. morally-upstanding leaders.

I corrected greatest halves to greater half, but does greater half mean something that is just more than half?

Please advise.

LCChang
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I'm afraid that sentence doesn't make a lot of sense. At the moment it sounds as though half of each individual person wants a leader like that.

I think you mean

Surveys indicate (or The survey indicates) that over half (the majority?) of the people (population?) prefer strong, morally-upstanding leaders.
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LcchangSurvey indicates that the greatest halves of people prefer strong. morally-upstanding leaders.

I corrected greatest halves to greater half, but does greater half mean something that is just more than half?

Please advise.

LCChang
I think that "half" is used here in a generic sense (one of two groups into which the whole has been divided) rather than a literal sense (1 of 2 equal parts).
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Nona The Brit
I'm afraid that sentence doesn't make a lot of sense. At the moment it sounds as though half of each individual person wants a leader like that.

I think you mean

Surveys indicate (or The survey indicates) that over half (the majority?) of the people (population?) prefer strong, morally-upstanding leaders.

Allow me to paste the original sentence here. I have to identify the error in it.

Survey (A) indicates that the (B) greatest halves of people (C) prefer strong, (D) morally-upstanding leaders.

The answer key says B is incorrect, so I tried changing B to greater half, but actually I don't know if it is right or wrong, and what would greater half mean.

LCChang

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