Civilization is developed due to creative people.

Discussion in 'English Only' started by salai, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. salai

    salai Senior Member

    Ukraine
    Russian
    Hello,

    Here is a sentence from a student's pursuasion map on the topic 'Careers': 'Civilization is developed due to creative people.'
    I would say 'Civilization has evolved/developed due to creative people.'
    What is your opinion?

    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. e2efour Senior Member

    England (aged 75)
    UK English
    I would use the active voice: "Civilisation develops/evolves due to ......".
    Your suggestion is also fine if we are talking about the past up until now. The present tense is more of a generalisation.
     
  3. Parla Senior Member

    New York City
    English - US
    I agree with E2efour, but I'm curious: What's a "persuasion map"?
     
  4. salai

    salai Senior Member

    Ukraine
    Russian
    Hello,

    It is a kind of summary of the topic under discussion. I learnt about it visiting www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/persuasion_map/
    As we are studying the topic 'Careers', I assigned students to prepare a persuasion map based on the quote 'Nothing will work unless you do' by Maya Angelou.
     

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