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This isn't really a grammar question, so feel free to excoriate me, but look at the two bold examples:

https://join.substack.com/p/gambling

The piece says that Chinese factories were “ordered shut for six days to conserve power”

https://join.substack.com/p/waste

Friedman observes that “salaries and bonuses” attract “many of our country’s best young mathematicians and physicists”—these talented minds engage in financial-sector activity that adds “little to the financial system’s ability to perform any of its economic functions”.

Regarding "Chinese factories" my paraphrase is quite vague and loose and nebulous because it's not clarified what % of Chinese factories were affected...0.1% or 100% or...?

And regarding "engage in financial-sector activity" it's again not clear if it's 0.1% of what they do or 100% of what they do or...?

So the two bolded examples are cases where I've deployed language in a very vague and loose and nebulous way; I wonder if that's OK.

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