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Globalization has positive effects on people's lives ...There is more mixing of people and cultures from all over the world, resulting in sharing of ideas, experiences, and lifestyles. We can enjoy aspects of other cultures, for example food, that had been hard to find in our own countries.

Is it better to reword the underlined part as "We can experience/appreciate various things from other cultures, such as food, which is/has been hard to get in our own countries?"

Thanks.

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Hi Angliholic

I think the past perfect is good in this case because it means that certain food was hard to find before globalization or before the time that globalization began.

The sentence tells you that certain things are easier to find now -- i.e. after globalization.

That's my take.
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Thanks, Amy.

But does "We can enjoy aspects of other cultures" sound right?
Hi Angliholic

I think that's OK, but you could also say 'products' instead of 'aspects' if you intend the focus to be primarily on physical things (as opposed to things that are conceptual). You could also say 'certain foods' rather than just 'food'.
Thanks, Amy.
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