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    Default Mendelssjohn lived many years after the Renaissance?

    According to the text's translation I read, "lived many years " goes "lived for a long time after the Renaissance", but isn't it like the following?

    "He was born long after the end of Renaissance and lived". I found the evidence that Renaissance lasted from 14th to 17th and He lived from 3 February 1809 – 4 November 1847 quite long after Renaissance.

    ex)The German composer Felix Mendelssjohn lived many years after the Renaissance, but he drew inspiration from one of Shakespeare's plays. When Mendelssohn was ony seventeenth old, he wrote an overture, or introduction, to Shakespeare's comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream.....

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    Default Re: Mendelssjohn lived many years after the Renaissance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    I'm not sure if I understand your question.
    Lived many years = had a long life
    Lived many years after = Was alive after a time or event
    So your conclusion is he didn't have longevity, but just was existent long after the Renaissance, right?

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    Default Re: Mendelssjohn lived many years after the Renaissance?

    Yes, but I do agree it can be ambiguous.

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