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    offering conciliatory measures to begin negotiations

    Arbenz sent his foreign minister to speak to Ambassador Puerifoy, offering conciliatory measures to begin negotiations with Washington and ward off the invasion.
    (Jon Lee Anderson; Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life)

    I suppose I should read it as follows:
    'offering conciliatory measures [in order] to begin negotiations'.

    Is it so?

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    Re: offering conciliatory measures to begin negotiations

    Yes.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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