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    Default Please paraphrase this sentence

    "What an unhappy people it must be that turns for happiness here."

    I have thought of that as "it must be an unhappy people who turns for happiness here," and thus "it's very certain that it's an unhappy people who seeks for happiness here." To here is my limit.

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    Default Re: Please paraphrase this sentence

    This sentence is barely understandable.

    I believe its intention is "A person must be very unhappy indeed if he is looking for happiness here."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: Please paraphrase this sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by ilovepsycho View Post
    "What an unhappy people it must be that turns for happiness here."

    I have thought of that as "it must be an unhappy people who turns for happiness here," and thus "it's very certain that it's an unhappy people who seeks for happiness here." To here is my limit.

    Help.
    You seem to understand it correctly.

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