about the use of "the" and "insist on"in a sentence

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Sebastien Chuang

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Chinese
Hi, there

Does the sentence sound natural to native speakers? Here is the sentence, "In fact, when facing 'the' peer pressure, we should learn to 'insist on' our principles." Here, Do 'the' and 'insist on' sound okay to native speakers? Is it more natural to use 'stick to our principles'? Thanks.
 
  • heypresto

    Senior Member
    English - England
    Unless you are talking about some specific pressure you are feeling from some specific peers, (which I think is unlikely), use 'peer pressure' uncountably, and omit the article.

    'Stick to your principles' sounds a lot more natural than 'insist on'.
     

    Sebastien Chuang

    New Member
    Chinese
    Unless you are talking about some specific pressure you are feeling from some specific peers, (which I think is unlikely), use 'peer pressure' uncountably, and omit the article.

    'Stick to your principles' sounds a lot more natural than 'insist on'.
    Thanks!! It's really helpful!
     
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