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    that was

    Hi

    A certain lady speaks about her time in Africa. She worked there but had to leave because she was ill.

    She says that they did everything for their own funds and that there were grants we were eligible for towards the end of my time there, that was but Rose always there were so many strings attached that it was
    hardly worth it.

    Does the bolded sentence mean: These grants were available at the time when I had to leave Africa? The part "that was" is pretty strange to me?

    I also think there's a word missing in the last sentence: but Rose always (SAID) there were so many strings attached that it was
    hardly worth it.

    Am I right?

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    Re: that was

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    A certain lady speaks about her time in Africa. She worked there but had to leave because she was ill.

    She says that they did everything for their own funds and that there were grants we were eligible for towards the end of my time there, that was but Rose always there were so many strings attached that it was
    hardly worth it.

    Does the bolded sentence mean: These grants were available at the time when I had to leave Africa? The part "that was" is pretty strange to me?

    I also think there's a word missing in the last sentence: but Rose always (SAID) there were so many strings attached that it was
    hardly worth it.

    Am I right?
    " towards the end of my time there, that was " = "that was towards the end of my time there." (The words are just rearranged, I mean. I mean the words are just rearranged.)

    There seems to be a word missing, I agree. I agree that there seems to be a word missing.

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    Re: that was

    NOT A TEACHER.

    I agree with Raymott.

    "That was" refers to the sentence that comes before the phrase "that was."

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    Re: that was

    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi man View Post
    NOT A TEACHER.

    I agree with Raymott.
    Phew!

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    Re: that was

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    A certain lady speaks about her time in Africa. She worked there but had to leave because she was ill.

    She says that they did everything for their own funds and that there were grants we were eligible for towards the end of my time there, that was but Rose always there were so many strings attached that it was
    hardly worth it.

    Does the bolded sentence mean: These grants were available at the time when I had to leave Africa? The part "that was" is pretty strange to me?

    I also think there's a word missing in the last sentence: but Rose always (SAID) there were so many strings attached that it was
    hardly worth it.

    Am I right?

    Why don't you quote directly the whole passage rather than paraphrase? That way it's more obvious whether the word is missing or not.

    She says that they did everything for their own funds and that there were grants we were eligible for
    This is clearly paraphrased ^

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