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    So I told myself

    So I told myself with a gesture born of will, as most of my acts were, not inclination, I took the diary out of the box and opened it.

    It's a very hard sentence. Could you explain me please that part?

    with a gesture born of will, as most of my acts were, not inclination,

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    Re: So I told myself

    Good question!

    That's the kind of sentence you know the meaning of every word but can't understand the meaning behind it.


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    Re: So I told myself

    I'm neither a teacher nor a native speaker of English, but I dont think it's that hard to comprehend your sentence. Here is what I have gotten from you sentence in a nutshell: I opened the box against my will.

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