mankind without ... is a tragedy

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Catherinezhao

Senior Member
Chinese-Taiwan
Hi all,

Please look at this sentence: A person without ideals and aspirations is a tragedy.

I wrote it myself. Do you think A person is a collocation of tragedy in this context? Is it natural? Does it make sense?

Thanks.:)
 
  • mhndlsz

    Member
    Persian
    A collocation is two or more words that often go together. These combinations just sound "right" to native English speakers, who use them all the time.
     

    Englishmypassion

    Senior Member
    India - Hindi
    I agree with post #2. The expressions "terrible tragedy/human tragedy/family tragedy/a tragedy struck" are some examples of collocations.

    If you mean to ask whether the sentence sounds natural, yes it's fine.
     
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