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    Question Understanding "if there's no smth, as one may do smth"

    Hi all,
    explain to me please, how should I interpret the sentence (some words are replaced to make the text more neutral):
    "This can lead her into alternating between something1 and something2; If there is no resolution, as she may go back to something3."
    I totally can't understand what "as" means in this case.
    Is it "she may also go back to something3, if she can't decide between something1 and something2" or something different?
    OR: "when she goes back to something3, it can lead her into alternating between something1 and something2"?
    Last edited by faisne; 24-Apr-2013 at 22:43. Reason: addition

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    Re: Understanding "if there's no smth, as one may do smth"

    Welcome to the forum.

    I'm afraid it doesn't make any sense to me. Did you change a word to "something" throughout this, or is that how it was written in the first place?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: Understanding "if there's no smth, as one may do smth"

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I'm afraid it doesn't make any sense to me. Did you change a word to "something" throughout this, or is that how it was written in the first place?
    Yes, I replaced some words. I can show the original, I hope that this will make it clear, though I doubt it:

    She spent most of her early life being a victim and being rescued, occasionally, by her mother or grand-mother. She probably still feels herself to be a victim of her daughter. This can lead her, briefly, into alternating between a persecutor and rescuing role; if there is no resolution, as she may go back to feeling victimized.

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    Re: Understanding "if there's no smth, as one may do smth"

    Unless I'm missing something particular to this context, I think "as" is an error and should be omitted.
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    Re: Understanding "if there's no smth, as one may do smth"

    Thank you very much for your answer, no wonder that I've been confused.

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