1. What does this "resources" mean? The translation goes "something to spare" as a liberal translation, but is it 4 in Resource | Define Resource at Dictionary.com?
2. Can a pro-verb "do" come before the original verb? It refers to "have", but usually pro-verbs come after the original verb. It's confusing to find its match as I'm used to finding it backward.
ex)It is becoming increasingly important to write and publish your paper in English, whatever your native language is. This puts a writer whose first language is not English at a disadvantage in a highly competitive market. While editors may be sympathetic to the difficulties faced by non-English speaking authors, most editors do not have the resources to spend time rewriting a paper written in very poor English. It is therefore essential to get your manuscript read by someone who does, if you don’t have English as a first language. If that person is not an expert in the field on which you are writing, you will also need the advice of ....
Last edited by keannu; 03-Nov-2012 at 03:05.
So in 2, you mean pro-verbs like "do" or "does" never precede the original verb, right?