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|English to English translations [PRO]|
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters / general
|English term or phrase: ON VS WITH|
|Indonesia has been an oil exporter for more than 40 years. |
Domestic political reform carried out in recent years for the purpose of becoming one of the biggest democratic countries in the world has had some temporary impact ON/WITH the slowing down of Indonesia’s economic development activities, including reduced investment in the upstream oil and gas sector that lead to a huge decline in production. On the other hand, domestic consumption has been increasing steadily. Thus, even though Indonesia still exports its oil, it remains, however, a net oil importer.
What should I use in the context above, 'with' or 'on'?
What I am trying to say is that domestic political reform has an impact. The impact is the slowing down of the Indonesia' economic development activities.
|neither - rewrite the sentence|
(I originally answered this thinking the sentence could be rewritten with 'with', and was then called away by a crying baby, hit the 'send' button and saw that I had forgotten to omit the 'with' in the answer bar.... )
Neither "on" nor "with" works here, though 'impact' is always used with "on".
"impact on the slowing down" has a meaning opposite to the meaning you want.
impact on the growth = slowing down
impact on the slowing down = the rate of slowing down has been impacted, for better or worse
You want something like this:
...impact, slowing down Indonesia’s economic development activities and reducing investment in the upstream oil and gas sector, which has led to a huge decline in production.
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