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Hi all

I'm trying to practise writing responses in a concise way so I could manage my time better in assessments. So I was wondering if this shortened version conveys the same meaning as the longer one.

Newly industrialised economies and developing economies have generally experienced the positives and negatives of globalisation respectively.

Newly industrialised economies have generally experienced the positives of globlisation, whereas developing economies have tended to experience the negatives.

Thank you

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Even more succinct but others comment, please:
Newly industrialised economies have generally experienced the positives of globlisation while the developing economies the negatives.
Chris
Thanks for replying, cbsteh.

Yours definitely shorter Emotion: smile.

I was just wondering if I used 'respectively' correctly to give the same meaning as yours.

Thank you again

PBF
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You are ...but somehow it doesn't quite sound right to me. It's hard to say why. You are using 'respectively' correctly.

Possibly it just seems 'untrue' as both would really have had a mixture of negative and positive effects - it's just the overall result that is either negative and positive. Perhaps that's why it sounds odd to me? It could just be me though.
I agree with your way of thinking. I think I'll stick to Chris's version. Thanks for your reply, Nona.

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How about this: The net effect of globalization has been generally positive for newly industrialized economize and generally negative for developing ones.
Is there a bright line between an economy that is only newly industrialized, and one that is developing?
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Both your versions are correct. I had no problems understanding them.
Chris
Thank you for both of your replies.

Your're right, GG. I don't think there is a standard way of differentiating newly industrialized economies from developing ones. It depends on the extent you want to categorise them into and what you want to illustrate in doing so.

I reasoned that since the syllabus doesn't provide an in depth explanation of the two terms, it should be alright referring to them the way reference/text books would generally do, i.e. newly industrialised economies being those that have experienced the most rapid economic growth in output (GDP/GNI) in the last 35 years or so. These economies include the so-called 'East Asian tigers' (Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan) & more recently, some South East Asian and Latin American economies. Whist the region with mostly developing economies would be Sub-Saharan Africa. Of course there are also the high income economies and transition economies.

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