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Hard sell

[ 2012-06-06 09:54] 来源:中国日报网     字号 [] [] []  
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Hard sellAfter 20 years of success, reform is a hard sell.

My comments:

Put in another way, after 20 years of success, it’s hard to sell reform – convince everyone how important it is to make changes.

“Sell” is usually known as a verb. Here, “sell” is a noun, that’s all (the problem there is).

Colloquial English sometimes gets foreigners confused and worked up, but often it’s much ado. This is why young students are encouraged to go abroad to study English, so that they just hear what native speakers have to say and follow suit without thinking too much, without questioning everything, without being bothered so much with grammar and all the rules in the textbook.

Anyways, a hard sell is just something that’s hard to sell.

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Zhang Xin(张欣) has been with China Daily since 1988, when he graduated from Beijing Foreign Studies University. Write him at: zhangxin@chinadaily.com.cn, or raise a question for potential use in a future column.