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    Usually participles in the introduction part describe the subject in the main clause, but considering the translation and context, "unknown" seems to describe the whole main clause meaning Joanne's same activity. So is this an exceptional case or a common one?

    p3)So not only were her fellow drivers angry at her
    , it was actually taking her even longer to get home after work. Kate’s children were almost ready for bed by the time she walked in the door. Feeling bad for her family, Kate gave up on her plan of not blocking the intersections and went back to driving like everyone else.
    But unknown to Kate, her neighbor Joanne, had come up with the same idea
    a couple of weeks earlier. Driving to and from her office, she had been waiting at the intersections to let other cars pass. But her experience was just as bad as Kate’s, and before long she had also given up.

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    Default Re: unknown to Kate

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Usually participles in the introduction part describe the subject in the main clause, but considering the translation and context, "unknown" seems to describe the whole main clause meaning Joanne's same activity.
    Keannu, please stop asking questions based on your translation into English of a Korean translation of some English expression.

    Very few of the people who respond here understand Korean. Even if more did, there would be little point in our dealing with a translation of a translation. Either post your questions in this forum, giving the actual Korean translation, or ask your questions here based just on English.

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    I did it just to verify if the translation is right or wrong, but if it's disturbing, I will stop it.
    Anyway I've been worried if I do that I will lose the chance to clearly identify wrong translations. From now on, I will handle such doubt myself.
    --I also need the answer for this thread.

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    Default Re: unknown to Kate

    Kate did not know that her neighbor Joanne was doing the same thing.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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