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    Hola chicos,

    Yo traduje la siguiente oración así:
    En el marco de los avances del estatismo en la segunda mitad de la década de 1940
    Within the framework of the progress of the statism in the second half of the 1940 decade.

    Se que hay una forma de decir algo como: ....in the second half of the fourties
    El problema es que no se sabe de que año. Hay alguna forma de mecionar fourties refiriendose al 1900 o mi version es correcta primera es correcta, que creen?
    Muchas gracias.

    Se que tambine podria simplificarlo y decir : in the year 1945. Pero quiero respetar el original lo mas que pueda.

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    Diego,

    Your translation is nearly perfect. Here in the US you would usually see "in the second half of the 1940's". Here the term decade is understood with the use of the apostrophe s.

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    Hola Diego y Joel:

    Joel is correct..."in the second half of the 1940's" is the best translation.


    Diego:

    Do not place "the" in front of statism. You should write "...the progress of statism..." The word "the" is implied in English in this case and is not written.


    Saludos amigos!
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    Joel, muchas gracias,
    Tienes razon sobre el apostrofe.


    Vicente,
    Gracias por lo de The statism, de hecho ya lo habia sacado cuando lo relei, gracias por estar atento.

    Gracias a todos, son realmente muy ... yo diría solidario. Con todos ustedes aprendo mucho.

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    El apostrofe significa posesión. Esta poco difícil a ver en este caso porque el posesíon refiere a la plabra no escrito; la década. Inglés puede ser complicado, no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Detective
    El apostrofe significa posesión. Esta poco difícil a ver en este caso porque el posesíon refiere a la plabra no escrito; la década. Inglés puede ser complicado, no?

    Joel

    Hola Joel:

    You are abosolutely right about English being complicated. There are so many rules!

    Sin embargo, es común usar el apostrofe asi pero no es obligatorio. Es apropiado escribir los decadas en cualquier manera...1940's o 1940s.

    "For groups of years, the apostrophe at the end cannot be regarded as necessary, since there is no possibility of misreading. For this reason, most authorities prefer 1960s to 1960's[22] (although the latter is noted by at least one source as acceptable in American usage[23]), and 90s or '90s to 90's or '90's."

    El apostrofe no siempre significa posesión.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apostrophes

    Use in forming certain plurals
    vicente

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    Good point Vincente. Even though I don't like to use Wikipedia as a reference source there are many linguists who would agree. The issue is weather you are referring to a plural number of years or a possessive reference. Being of the older generation we learned it was possessive but many now say it's not; ergo no apostrophe. I think both are still acceptable. Good thread.

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