Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    suprunp's Avatar
    suprunp is offline Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Ukrainian
      • Home Country:
      • Ukraine
      • Current Location:
      • Ukraine
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    519
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default in science and daily life

    We try in each volume to represent the varieties of tones and voices and attitudes that keep the genre vigorous and responsive to the changing realities out of which it emerges, in science and daily life.
    (David G. Hartwell; Year’s Best SF 16)

    I suppose 'in science and daily life' modifies 'the changing realities'.

    Am I right?

    (Can 'in science and daily life', at least theoretically, modify 'the varieties of...'?)


    Thanks.

  2. #2
    mayita1usa's Avatar
    mayita1usa is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    227
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: in science and daily life

    Quote Originally Posted by suprunp View Post
    We try in each volume to represent the varieties of tones and voices and attitudes that keep the genre vigorous and responsive to the changing realities out of which it emerges, in science and daily life.
    (David G. Hartwell; Year’s Best SF 16)

    I suppose 'in science and daily life' modifies 'the changing realities'.
    Am I right?
    (Can 'in science and daily life', at least theoretically, modify 'the varieties of...'?)
    I think both alternatives are possible - and perhaps more than that!
    Which tells me that this is not a very well-written sentence to begin with... In my opinion, if referents are as ambiguous as this one clearly is, then the writer is responsible for any difficulties we readers may be having!

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 14-Dec-2009, 07:10
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 13-Dec-2009, 14:18
  3. [General] I help them in their daily lives or life?
    By jiaruchan in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 30-Oct-2009, 15:42
  4. science progress has improved our life"
    By moniza in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 16-Dec-2007, 21:03
  5. daily life
    By haji in forum Editing & Writing Topics
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-Aug-2007, 17:18

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Hotchalk