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https://dianeravitch.net/2014/12/03/how-to-survive-and-prevail-in-this-era-of-greed-and-privatization/

According to the article, can we say;

"We won't lose against this era" or "This era won't prevail against us"

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You can say "We won't lose against this era" or "This era won't prevail against us"; but that does not accurately reflect your source's use.

Era in the article's title signifies a timespan, and in this era ... is a temporal locative expression: it tells when we survive and prevail, not what we survive or what we prevail against.

If you speak of "losing against" this era or of the era "prevailing" against you, you are using era in a different sense: the environment in which you live during the timespan, the tendencies which are dominant during the timespan, the forces you encounter during the timespan.

  • Actually, what I meant is in your second paragraph. So, can I replace this era with the era? – Volcano Jul 9 '16 at 15:42
  • You can say anything you want--but what is it you want? Paraphrase the title, or express the content, or what? – StoneyB Jul 9 '16 at 15:52

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