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MC Cartier

Senior Member
Russian/English
Hello all,

Could you use 'souligner l'importance' or 'mettre l'accent sur l'importance' for the expression 'to spell out the importance of'?

Context: 'Brown also spelled out the importance of climate change.'

Thanks in advance,

MC Cartier
 
  • Fredddd

    Senior Member
    French
    Hi ! I just read your question.
    Well, as I understand it , "to spell it out" is, as you said, to show the importance of and to explain it at length. But the french expression "souligner l'importance de" is enough to convey all this. That's probably why no one answered : because you had the right answer.
    (You're welcome).
    PS : "mettre l'accent sur l'importance" doesn't "sound" french, though "mettre l'accent sur" is quite french and perfectly correct. It's just that "souligner", in this sentence, is much much better.
     

    MC Cartier

    Senior Member
    Russian/English
    Hi there,

    Thanks a lot for your suggestion.

    I'll use 'souligner l'importance de' in the future then.

    Best wishes,

    MC Cartier
     
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