One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘It takes years to learn to think hypothetically and abstractly.’
- ‘Somehow hearing abstractly about 6 million killed just does not make the same emotional connection as reading the full story of one little girl and her family.’
- ‘More abstractly: how do you convince them that there is value in nuance and ambiguity, in seeing the world in shades of grey?’
- ‘Many law students tend to phrase things too abstractly; this exercise aims to help them make their writing more concrete and therefore clearer and more effective.’
- ‘If they do, your children will have far more chance of learning to think abstractly by the end of their GCSEs, and some of them might end up at university studying science or possibly even become scientists.’
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