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    Smile with art

    Today control system is a science with art still playing an important role.

    what do you mean by saying a science with art?

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    Default Re: with art

    This demonstrates the importance of the wise use of commas: there should be one between 'science' and 'with'--

    'Today's control system is a science, with art still playing an important role.'

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    Default Re: with art

    But the context has nothing to do with art.

    The phrase with art must be a part that modify science, rather than to be connected with the latter part .

    Do you think so ?

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    Default Re: with art

    I agree with Mr Micawber. By art, they could mean that science alone is not enough- art could cover many things here.

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    Default Re: with art

    If we say something is an art not a science, we mean that it involves judgement rather than simply assessing things statistically, say, so politics is an art not a science. Presumably that is what is behind this sentence.

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