In the sentence "they've built roads, ports and stores in our city, but these facts are unpaired to the schooling steep growing levels."

I'd like to know two things:

  1. Is the usage of "but these facts are unpaired" correct? Could I change it for "but none of these facts are paired"

  2. Is "schooling steep growing levels" well structured?


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    You probably want unconnected with rather than unpaired to. But what on earth is "schooling steep growing levels" supposed to mean? – FumbleFingers Nov 25 '14 at 14:24
  • @Fumble, "schooling steep growing levels" most likely means "the growth rate of schools". – Dan Bron Nov 25 '14 at 14:27
  • @Dan: Why bother guessing? Let the OP clarify, since he presumably knows what he means. – FumbleFingers Nov 25 '14 at 14:31
  • Ok, by "schooling steep growing levels" I meant that people have been studying much more, so the schooling levels are higher than before. – Patrick Nov 25 '14 at 14:31
  • Do you mean there really is more education (but this has no connection to the fact that roads, ports, and stores have been built)? Or do you mean that the increased building/infrastructure has not been matched by a corresponding increase in educational provision/attainment? – FumbleFingers Nov 25 '14 at 14:37

It depends whether you are trying to say that you think that those "facts" SHOULD be "paired" (or connected) with rising education levels? Or whether you want to suggest that other types of industry or technology would be more appropriate (to a more educated workforce)? Maybe you meant to say that such infrastructure projects are good, but do not REFLECT or UTILIZE (the increased abilities of a more educated populace)? In any case, "paired" does not seem to make the point.


You are trying to say that better educated people are more important than better infrastructure? But both are needed for the economy to grow. I'd say something like: "The economy of our city has grown because of investment in schools, roads and ports." (the stores are part of the economy.) Then you could go on to try to make the case that the schools were more important. If there is a Stacks for economists, you might go there for advice.

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