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Xinfu April 01, 2015 09:50 AM

In station
 
Is my sentence correct?

-A woman should not be superior to the man, in wealth or in station.

To me station can only be countable, so I'm not sure whether we have to change it to in stations.

AngelicaDeAlquezar April 01, 2015 10:03 AM

"Station" means social rank too.

aniRB April 02, 2015 01:15 AM

"in station" is grammatically correct, as here it means the same as "in status" or as already pointed out "in social rank" rather than countable stations like bus stations.

However, your sentence is most definitely, not correct. ;)

I am curious about your use of the indefinite article for the subject of the sentence "a woman" but the definite article for the object of the preposition "the man."

If this is meant to imply that a woman should not be superior to a specific man, for example, her husband, than your construction would be correct.

But if it is meant to say that any woman should not be superior to any man than you should use the indefinite article in both cases.

Hasta otra,
-ani

Xinfu April 02, 2015 06:01 AM

For aniRB, are you a native speaker of UK or US English?

Xinfu April 07, 2015 04:38 AM

Is my sentence correct?

-The woman should not be superior to the man, in wealth or in station.

Rusty April 07, 2015 05:27 AM

There's no problem with your sentence.

I also don't have a problem with the way you first wrote it. In fact, there are several ways to say basically the same thing. Yes, there may be nuances of meaning, but ALL can convey the same idea, when considered in a general sense.

Woman should not be superior to man ...
Woman should not be superior to a man ...
Woman should not be superior to the man ...
A woman should not be superior to man ...
A woman should not be superior to a man ...
A woman should not be superior to the man ...
The woman should not be superior to man ...
The woman should not be superior to a man ...
The woman should not be superior to the man ...

Xinfu April 07, 2015 10:59 PM

Thank you.

But do you think 'in station' is correct English?

Rusty April 08, 2015 03:25 AM

Absolutely.

Xinfu April 08, 2015 10:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rusty (Post 154595)
Absolutely.

Thank you.


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