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    sky753 is offline Senior Member
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    Default What is the meaning of this sentence?

    Hello Everyone,

    I am confused about the structure of this sentence and can you tell me its meaning here?

    ...Which is why the greatest reason to clebrate this 40th anniversary isn't scientific or environmental or political; it is personal....
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    Sky

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    Default Re: What is the meaning of this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by sky753 View Post
    Hello Everyone,

    I am confused about the structure of this sentence and can you tell me its meaning here?

    ...Which is why the greatest reason to clebrate this 40th anniversary isn't scientific or environmental or political; it is personal....
    Regards

    Sky
    Dear sky:

    Well, first of all, it isn't a sentence without whatever came before '...which is why,' but, knowing your previous posts, I think you already knew that.

    [T]he greatest reason to celebrate this 40th anniversary isn't scientific or environmental or political; it is personal....

    The writer is saying that the greatest (most important) reason to celebrate the 40th anniversary (of something previously stated) is a personal one. Apparently, the event being celebrated has scientific, environmental and political significance, but, in the opinion of the writer, these are not as important as the personal significance. The sentence does not explain what this personal significance is, and we assume that the rest of the paragraph will do so.

    I hope this is helpful,

    Petra

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