A dynasty goes to end

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windyvalley

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Chinese
Hi,

I made these sentences by myself, and I double checked them but not sure if there are still mistakes in them.

Can you please point out any mistake if there are? any improvements I need to make?

Please kindly note I do not need proreading.

Thanks in advance!

Windy:)

1)A dynasty goes to end is always a result of its comprehensive decay, not caused by an accident alone.2) However, scholars and history critics in every dynasty ofter chose some specific accidents as the main reasons for the end of the old dynasty. 3)Sometimes they even claimed that a dynastic change would not have happened if a certain affair had not taken place."
 
  • windyvalley

    Senior Member
    Chinese
    Hi,nzfauna,

    Thanks for your kindly help!

    Can I ask something further?

    1)Original "comprehensive decay" changed to " protracted decay"?
    I tried to say that the decay is everywhere, not just part of the dynasty, so just a little curious about using the word" protracted", Can you explain further?

    2)Event or Affair

    I checked dictionary, these two words sound the same to me.:confused:

    Does affair more likely refer to a specific thing? or is derogative?
    And event is more neutral?

    Thanks!

    Windy:)
     

    Nunty

    Senior Member
    Hebrew-US English (bilingual)
    Hi,nzfauna,

    Thanks for your kindly help!

    Can I ask something further?

    1)Original "comprehensive decay" changed to " protracted decay"?
    I tried to say that the decay is everywhere, not just part of the dynasty, so just a little curious about using the word" protracted", Can you explain further?

    2)Event or Affair

    I checked dictionary, these two words sound the same to me.:confused:

    Does affair more likely refer to a specific thing? or is derogative?
    And event is more neutral?

    Thanks!

    Windy:)
    This is great, Windy. You give the sentence and ask specific questions about the parts you are unsure of. Thank you. :)

    I am not sure that either "comprehensive" or "protracted" is the word you want. I'm sure someone else will have a better comment.
     

    Lis48

    Senior Member
    English - British
    Hi,nzfauna,
    Event or Affair
    I checked dictionary, these two words sound the same to me.:confused:
    Does affair more likely refer to a specific thing? or is derogative?
    And event is more neutral?
    Windy:)
    We tend to use affair to refer to a business affair or a love affair, so event is a more neutral term which is wider in scope.
     

    nzfauna

    Senior Member
    New Zealand, English
    Protracted = over a long period of time.
    Comprehensive = all areas covered.

    Perhaps "widespread" might be better?

    To me, an affair is a situation, but and event is a thing/a happening.
     

    windyvalley

    Senior Member
    Chinese
    Hi nzfauna, Lis48 & Nun-Translator,

    Thanks for letting me know your comments and especially the reasons why you did the revisions!

    Windy:):)
     

    Illuminatus

    Senior Member
    India, Hindi, English, Marathi
    A dynasty goes to end always ends as a result of its comprehensive decay, not caused by an accident alone.

    The other suggestions stand, of course,
     

    Lis48

    Senior Member
    English - British
    We usually use the verb to fall when talking about dynasties, empires and civilisations, though end is not wrong.
    A dynasty always falls as a result of comprehensive decay rather than because of a single event.
    By an accident sounds as though you are saying by mistake.
     
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