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All civilization is against war.
  • aedon
  • Jan 21st 2010, 19:55
All civilized countries (nations) are against war.
linked to #351421
linked to #377477
  • CK
  • Sep 30th 2010, 15:20
All civilized countries are against war.
linked to #602637
  • Eldad
  • Nov 12th 2010, 19:15
linked to #615239
  • Eldad
  • Nov 12th 2010, 19:15
linked to #615243
linked to #729105
linked to #740438
  • duran
  • Dec 31st 2013, 18:44
linked to #2951077

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Sentence #51689

All civilized countries are against war.

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Apr 19th 2011, 16:50
A more common phrasing is "All civilized countries oppose war."
Apr 19th 2011, 20:45
a) It would be interesting to see your sources for that.
"countries oppose war" 3470 hits http://www.google.is/search?q=%...+oppose+war%22
"countries are against war" 6000 hits http://www.google.is/search?q=%...against+war%22

b) Tatoeba isn't about collecting the most common phrase, but natural sentences. See: http://blog.tatoeba.org/2010/02...n-tatoeba.html , in particular point 5.
Apr 19th 2011, 21:11
I get 'No results found for "All civilized countries oppose war."' and 8 results for the original phrasing that all appear to be related to this translation.

But nevermind. In this case, my source was simply my own native ear. One variant sounded more familiar than another. Sorry, I can't explain it much better!

Perhaps I prefer "oppose" because it is a more academic-souding phrasing, and I imagine this sort of sentence is typically uttered in academic settings.
Apr 19th 2011, 22:32
It's important to be mindful that local usage doesn't always match global usage -- not the least in English.

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