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Incorrect sentence in CD of March 5, 2012 [Copy link] 中文

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"Although Mandarin is gaining in popularity for language study in the United States, it is uncommon for news organizations to offer language courses to their employees, Dancy said. She believes The New York Times is one of the only publications that does so."
The above appears in the March 5 US edition of China Daily. The last sentence seems to be misleading. "The NY Times is the only newspaper to do so", if the last sentence refers only to newspapers. If it refers to any or all publications, it is still misleading.
However, if The Times is the only publication to do so, then it is impossible for "The Times to be the only paper among all the papers that do" (teach Mandarin to their staff).
More clear would be simply to say that The Times is the only publication to do so. And, it might be even more accurate to note whether the sentence refers to all publications, just newspapers, and whether they are "all" in New York or in the U.S.
I hope I haven't made this too complicated!


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This post was edited by NE_Tigress at 2012-3-5 21:54

There was once a news headline on the first page of China Daily that read "Tsingtao Bear Festival Kicks off in Qingdao".

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NE_Tigress Post time: 2012-3-5 21:54
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