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    1) We are of making the purchase.
    2) We make the purchase.

    There is different meaning?

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    Default Re: please, help me...

    We are making the purchase (no 'of) = now and we haven't concluded it
    We make the purchase = regular action- we make the purchase at the end of every month.

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    Default Re: please, help me...

    Thanks for your answer.

    and then I ask to you wrong. sorry. It's my mistake.

    The closer we get to closing the merger deal,
    the more uncertain we are of making the purchase.


    I split sentence by meaning.

    The closer / we get to closing the merger deal,/
    the more uncertain / we are of making the purchase.


    That is not correct?

    sorry for my english....
    Last edited by lsujang; 08-Jul-2005 at 06:32.

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    Default Re: please, help me...

    Quote Originally Posted by lsujang
    Thanks for your answer.

    and then I ask to you wrong. sorry. It's my mistake.

    The closer we get to closing the merger deal,
    the more uncertain we are of making the purchase.


    I split sentence by meaning.

    The closer / we get to closing the merger deal,/
    the more uncertain / we are of making the purchase.


    That is not correct?

    sorry for my english....
    That sounds right to me. Which part of the sentence are you concerned about?

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    The closer / we get to closing the merger deal,/
    the more uncertain / we are of making the purchase.


    I want to know The underlined sentence's meaning. What means that?

    Please, Provide me with explanation.

    Thanks for your attention.
    Last edited by lsujang; 08-Jul-2005 at 06:49.

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    Default Re: please, help me...

    Quote Originally Posted by lsujang
    The closer / we get to closing the merger deal,/
    the more uncertain / we are of making the purchase.


    I want to know The underlined sentence's meaning. What means that?

    Please, Provide me with explanation.

    Thanks for your attention.
    To answer your question, "we are of making the purchase," is a dependent clause. (A dependent clause has both a subject and a verb but can't stand alone as a sentence.) This clause functions as an adverb and modifies closer. Often, dependent clauses have an understood that at the beginning. It's not written, but we understand that it's implied. This may help:

    ...the more uncertain /that/ we are of making the purchase...

    The meaning of this clause is that the speaker isn't certain whether or not the purchase will actually occur. (I imagine that the purchase would be of the other company since we're talking about a merger.)

    I hope this helps.

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