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This topic is tied to the below grammar expression in the grammar library.
をめぐって
1. Concerning A; About A
Used when discussing opposing ideas, an argument/debate, etc.
   ビル               されている  
At the city hall meeting, the necessity of the new building is being discussed.
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Noun 1 + をめぐる + Noun 2
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12 years ago
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Thanks!
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12 years ago
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I think this grammar point needs more explanation. As it is it looks the same as について or にする but there is an emphasis on a point of contention with をめぐって. It is used to draw focus to the subject of an argument, debate, conflict, etc. Perhaps a better way to define it would be to say (The argument, debate, conflict etc) is about...
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12 years ago
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Went ahead and added a bit to it - comment back if you think it needs to be changed further!
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12 years ago
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In the third example, since されている the passive tense is used, shouldn't the translation be "the necessity of the new building is being discussed" instead of "they are discussing"
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11 years ago
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I agree - that is a more accurate reading. Changed it, and thank you!
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11 years ago
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I think the highlighting for two of the example sentences might be a bit off in the English translations.

For : "The theme for next month's school arts festival was debated among the student council for a whole week."

I think only "The theme" should be highlighted (not "among")

For: "At the city hall meeting, the necessity of the new building is being discussed."

I think "the necessity" should be highlighted (not "the new")

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1 month ago
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Fixing it now, thanks!

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1 month ago
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