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    Dear all,

    What is the meaning of "on the grounds of" in:

    {THIS INCREDIBLE 16,500-SQUARE-FOOT HOME IS INSPIRED BY LE PETIT TRIANON ON THE GROUNDS OF THE PALACE OF VERSAILLES.}


    It seems to me that th epalace of Versailles was taken down, and then Le Petit Trianon build instead. But I think I'm wrong.


    Thanks a lot.

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    Default Re: on the grounds of

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    Dear all,

    What is the meaning of "on the grounds of" in:

    {THIS INCREDIBLE 16,500-SQUARE-FOOT HOME IS INSPIRED BY LE PETIT TRIANON ON THE GROUNDS OF THE PALACE OF VERSAILLES.}


    It seems to me that th epalace of Versailles was taken down, and then Le Petit Trianon build instead. But I think I'm wrong.


    Thanks a lot.
    I think "Le Petit Trianon" is a building within the grounds of the Palace of Versailles and it is the building which inspired the "incredible 16500 square-foot home".

    In my opinion, it should say "... le Petit Trianon in the grounds of the Palace of Versailles".
    "Which is" is effectively omitted between "Trianon" and "in".

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    Default Re: on the grounds of

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I think "Le Petit Trianon" is a building within the grounds of the Palace of Versailles and it is the building which inspired the "incredible 16500 square-foot home".

    In my opinion, it should say "... le Petit Trianon in the grounds of the Palace of Versailles".
    "Which is" is effectively omitted between "Trianon" and "in".
    "within" yes!

    Thanks a lot my dear friends.

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