a good picture of the place

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erroranalysis

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German
A student wrote:

Free universities have the chance to increase their reputations when they are known as places where a lot of studetns would like to study. A lot of new people would be studying at their faculties, which would lead to a good picture of the place.

Is the phrase a good picture of the place idiomatic in this context? Since everything else is in the plural (universities, faculties), would it be possible to change the highlighted phrase into good pictures of the places or would it sound more than strange?
 
  • Barque

    Senior Member
    Tamil
    It doesn't sound very idiomatic. I'd use something like "which would improve its image" or "improve its standing".
     
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