+0
Hello everybody!

Can you tell me please if this sentence is grammatically correct?

However, it is stressed that not all people, or sometimes even states or business organizations tend to negotiate/are willing to negotiate.

Thank you
1 2
Comments  (Page 2) 
Hi,

The translation by Prof. William Harris of Middlebury College cites the number 111 for the English version, 59 for the original Greek.

The Web is a wonderful resource, isn't it?

Clive
Hello Antonia

Merely as a supplement to previous posts:

1. However, it is stressed that not all people, or sometimes even states or business organizations tend to negotiate.

2. However, it is stressed that not all people, or sometimes even states or business organizations are willing to negotiate.

#1 doesn't seem possible to me, unless 'negotiate' has an object.

#2 seems possible, if the object has already been mentioned.

I'm not sure 'it is stressed' is idiomatic, unless the 'that' clause is a statement reported from elsewhere.

MrP
Students: We have free audio pronunciation exercises.


Dear Clive,

You are correct. I have checked. It is fr. 59 in the Diels-Kanz edition. In other editions it is a different number.

It is perhaps a poor translation. It refers to a part of the apparatus. The part ascends and descends. While it ascends and descends it rotates. It therefore moves in a straight line and in circles at the same time.

It is I think pleasing to consider the phenomenon. Emotion: smile

Best wishes,

Goldmund