cause ... to be

cristian_draw1ng

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Argentina - Español
Y una cosa más: quiero saber si esta bien colocado "cause ... to be"

Furthermore, discrimination still today subsists. Things like being tall or short, thin or fat, white or black or even to belong to a certain religion cause these kinds of people to be segregated or get bullied.

Intenté decir: Además, la discriminación todavía subsiste. Cosas tales como ser altos o bajos, flacos o gordos, blancos o negros o incluso pertenecer a una cierta religión provoca que este tipo de personas sean apartados e intimidados
 
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  • mal67

    Senior Member
    US - English
    Your use of "cause...to be" is fine. Some other minor suggestions:

    Y una cosa más: quiero saber si esta bien colocado "cause ... to be"

    Furthermore, discrimination still [continues to exist o persists] today subsists [Note 1]. Things like Being tall or short, thin or fat, white or black or even to belonging to a certain religion can cause these kinds of people to be segregated or get bullied [Note 2].

    Intenté decir: Además, la discriminación todavía subsiste. Cosas tales como ser altos o bajos, flacos o gordos, blancos o negros o incluso pertenecer a una cierta religión provoca que este tipo de personas sean apartados e intimidados

    Note:
    1. "Subsist" sounds odd to me. I'm not sure if it's accepted English but if so, it's certainly not colloquial (at least not in AE - perhaps it's used in BrE et al.). I would use either the term "continue(s) to exist" or "persist".

    2. "Bullied" is fine but sounds rather informal - and thus, not so serious. You might want to use another term like "persecuted".
     
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