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    worthy of their predecessors

    I don't get "In an act of enlightment worthy of their predecessors a millenium ago". Does it mean this action is related to ancestors in someway?

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    ex)The opening of Central Asia between 1991 and 2001 is beginning to transform the region intellectually. Tens of thousands of the region's students have gone to study at the best universities abroad. In an act of enlightment worthy of their predecessors a millenium ago, the governments of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan have paid for these young people to acquire the most modern knowledge and bring it back home...

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    Re: worthy of their predecessors

    Hi keannu,

    It means that their ancestors, who were wise and respected men 1,000 years ago, took the same course of action.

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    Re: worthy of their predecessors

    Incidentally a 'millenNium' is a thousand years (anni), not a thousand ... erm, you can look up, or guess, the meaning of the Latin anus (The single-N spelling is common, but wrong.)

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    Re: worthy of their predecessors

    How could "worthy of" mean "take the same course of action"? I don't get it.

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    Re: worthy of their predecessors

    Hi keannu,

    The action undergone by the governements is "worthy of their predecessors": it equals the wise decisions made by their ancestors. Both actions (1,000 years away from one another) are considered "acts of enlightenment": brilliant actions which are only undertaken by men who are wise.

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