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Old 01-08-2010, 09:22 PM   #1
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chasing quick riches


please see this English text ..

Russian entrepreneurs are chasing quick riches instead of contributing to the Russian economy through loyalty to the corporations that built this country


Can you please tell what is 'chasing quick riches' ? is it they are earning money for themselves ?

I don't believe how 'loyalty to the corporations ' can increase countries economy .... is it really true ? I don't get this point.

Anyone can explain in simple English
 
Old 01-08-2010, 09:33 PM   #2
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Where are you getting this stuff?

It appears that you are not a native English speaker----this means that you will have even more trouble with poorly-written English. In this case, the phrase "through.....country" acts as an adverb, modifying and action verb. But which one? It would better be written like so:

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Rather than contributing to the Russian economy through loyalty to the corporations that built this country, Russian entrepreneurs are simply chasing quick riches.
Regardless, "chasing quick riches" simply means looking for opportunities to earn lots of money quickly.
 
Old 01-08-2010, 09:44 PM   #3
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Where are you getting this stuff?

It appears that you are not a native English speaker----this means that you will have even more trouble with poorly-written English. In this case, the phrase "through.....country" acts as an adverb, modifying and action verb. But which one? It would better be written like so:

Regardless, "chasing quick riches" simply means looking for opportunities to earn lots of money quickly.
Thanks for the post . That was helpful. yea,I am not a native speaker . just trying to improve my skills .....reading books , novels etc.
 
Old 01-08-2010, 09:46 PM   #4
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It's saying that they are more interested in making money quickly than in (I assume) trying to build and sustain stable, long-term businesses.

Without seeing more of the context, I can't say for sure, but helping to keep companies strong and sustainable would help to add wealth to the economy as a whole through things like added jobs and collected taxes. I would guess that all the profits are going straight into the pockets of those few "entrepreneurs" with no thought to long term success or to their effect on the business economy as a whole.
 
Old 01-08-2010, 09:54 PM   #5
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It's saying that they are more interested in making money quickly than in (I assume) trying to build and sustain stable, long-term businesses.

Without seeing more of the context, I can't say for sure, but helping to keep companies strong and sustainable would help to add wealth to the economy as a whole through things like added jobs and collected taxes. I would guess that all the profits are going straight into the pockets of those few "entrepreneurs" with no thought to long term success or to their effect on the business economy as a whole.
Thanks Dave . Now I see the correlation . its the tax , job etc....beautifully explained. thanks for the post.
 
Old 01-08-2010, 10:04 PM   #6
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Dave in your signature i see ..

>>>b) Thank those who've helped you (click the thumb icon).

where is that ? not visible here .... I'm using chrome browser.

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Old 01-09-2010, 03:01 AM   #7
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Thanks button not on General board. Much the same reason your General messages are not counted on your total posts.
 
  


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