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    About this article:

    "Each topic page collects all the news, reference and archival information, photos, graphics, audio and video files published on topics ranging from A M Castle & Company to Zyuganov, Gennadi A. This treasure trove is available without charge on articles going back to 1981."

    Does "articles going back to 1981" mean 1) all the articles were written in 1981, or 2) some articles were written in 1981 and some were written after 1981?

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    As an NES but not a teacher:

    It means articles from 1981 to the present time, or at least the date the "database" was last updated.

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    Would "buildings going back to 1981" mean some of the buildings were built AFTER 1981?

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    Your original text refers to "articles" that have been written since 1981.

    The content of the articles need not be affected by the same constraints. They could refer to buildings (if that is the basis for the articles) built either before or after that date - including even those built significantly before that date (e.g. ancient Greece/Rome).

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    PS If you now change the ground rules from "articles" to "buildings" that would change the response to your OP.
    Last edited by Route21; 28-Apr-2013 at 05:10.

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    So, "old buildings dating back to 1981" means old buildings that were built in 1981? But "news articles dating back to 1981" allows for the possibility that some of the articles were written later than 1981?

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    The original text and question related purely to "articles" rather than the subsequent re-orientation of the question to relate to buildings.

    You have made 2 further, significant changes to the context of your OP, by inclusion of the word "old" and changing "going back to" to "dating back to".

    All of these subsequent changes directly affect the original response.

    By adding the word "old" you preclude "recently built" buildings.
    "Dating back to 1981" fixes the date at 1981, i.e. it excludes anything built (before or) after that date.

    I trust this clarifies the situation.

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    PS As stated before, in the case of articles "going back to 1981", the buildings covered by the articles could have been built at any time from the start of civilisation to the present day.
    Last edited by Route21; 28-Apr-2013 at 06:27.

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    I am sorry, Route21! I messed up my last post. Let me rephrase it:

    Suppose "buildings" means physical building structures like houses. And suppose "articles" means written stories that people can read. Suppose also, that the
    "buildings" in one phrase have nothing to do with the "articles" in another phrase.


    Then, "buildings going back to 1981" means buildings that were built in 1981 only? But "news articles going back to 1981" allows for the possibility that some of the articles were written later than 1981?

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    Thread closed. Clone of banned pest.

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