Native English speakers, could you please help me with these issues?
Are these sentences correct:
a) "The VOTING POLLS closed at 7 o'clock."
b) "Do you think Donald Trump's means to achieve his goals have always been absolutely TRANSPARENT?"
Note: Can the word 'transparent' in English sometimes mean 'honest'?
- John PLv 71 month agoBest Answer
In Britain I think thus:
a] "The polls closed at 7 pm." It would be wrong to add "voting". I might generally expect to see "7 pm" rather than "7 o'clock". The "o'clock" times are generally for informal private conversations. In some newspapers you might see "Polls closed...." without "The".
b] The use of "transparent" is ok there, and that word is often used as an equivalent to "honest". But really, in the context of politics and human interactions and similar, the notion of "transparent" concerns being able to see exactly what has been done, that there was nothing "behind the scenes", no "backhanders" of money etc to dubious people who could "fix" problems.
- Anonymous1 month ago
a) omit voting - that's what polls are
b) that is OK - transparent can mean 'open' in the sense of being honest.
- No MercyLv 71 month ago
no. transparent means clear
- 1 month ago
You can use transparent as honest there. In this way it means the way he achieves his goals is
not a secret.
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- DavidLv 71 month ago
Yes, both sentences are correct and 'transparent' sometimes could mean 'honest'.