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Offline Takashi

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"doing so"
« on: August 10, 2015, 11:17:32 am »
I'd appreciate it if you could help me with the last sentence.

"The primary reason for this curtailing of adventure is the increased anxiety we all feel over the abduction of children by strangers. This is not a rational fear; in 1999, for example, according to the Justice Department, the number of abductions by strangers in the United States was 115. Such crimes have always occurred at about the same rate; being a child is exactly no more and no less dangerous than it ever was. What has changed is that the horror is so much better known. At times it seems as if parents are being deliberately encouraged to fear for their children’s lives, though only a cynic would suggest that there was money to be made in doing so."

Could you tell me if "in doing so" means "in encouraging parents to fear for their children's lives, " like advising them to hire people who protect their children?

Thank you very much.

Takashi

Offline Darryl

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Re: "doing so"
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2015, 01:59:11 pm »
Yes. 'In doing so' means 'in encouraging parents to fear for their children's lives'.
How that money is to be made is open to speculation.

Offline Takashi

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Re: "doing so"
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2015, 02:21:52 pm »
Thank you very much indeed, Darryl!

Everything is clear now.

Takashi