Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: as one by

  1. david11's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Tamil
      • Home Country:
      • India
      • Current Location:
      • India

    • Join Date: Nov 2011
    • Posts: 588
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    as one by

    God cannot coerce man, as one by sheer brute force can another.

    In the above sentence ,what does
    as one mean?


    (It is an example given for the word coerce.So, no further context is available)

  2. 5jj's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic

    • Join Date: Oct 2010
    • Posts: 28,167
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: as one by

    God cannot coerce man, as one man by sheer brute force can (coerce) another (man).

  3. david11's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Tamil
      • Home Country:
      • India
      • Current Location:
      • India

    • Join Date: Nov 2011
    • Posts: 588
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #3

    Re: as one by

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    God cannot coerce man, as one man by sheer brute force can (coerce) another (man).
    God cannot coerce man, as one man can do it to another by sheer brute force.

    Do they both mean same?

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 16,348
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #4

    Re: as one by

    Just stick to 5jj's version, eh?

  4. BobK's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2006
    • Posts: 15,873
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #5

    Re: as one by

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    God cannot coerce man, as one man by sheer brute force can (coerce) another (man).
    Of course, we all know that God's not a woman.

    b

  5. david11's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Tamil
      • Home Country:
      • India
      • Current Location:
      • India

    • Join Date: Nov 2011
    • Posts: 588
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #6

    Re: as one by

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Of course, we all know that God's not a woman.

    b
    where does the question of gender arise?

  6. 5jj's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic

    • Join Date: Oct 2010
    • Posts: 28,167
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #7

    Re: as one by

    Anyone who can write of a 'human/person' as a 'man', is the sort of man (!) who knows that God is male.

Posting Permissions

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