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    Re: Could you please tell me what did you mean?

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    Thank you very much for your reply. Now I see.
    However, this is too bad because the sentence is from a high quality exercise book. Old problem arose again.

    Best wishes,

    Jiang



    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Quote Originally Posted by jiang
    Mike didn't say he wouldn't use 'consist in'. Did you mean 'depend on'?
    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I also wouldn't use 'consists in' in the first place. I'd go with Mike.
    I meant I'd say 'lies in' rather than consists\depends, neither of which appeal to me.

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    Re: depend on

    That's exactly what I understood the sentence.

    Best wishes,

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by henry
    Quote Originally Posted by jiang
    Dear teachers,

    Please read the following sentence:

    The beauty of Venice, which fascinates all the visitors, consists in the style of its ancient buildings.

    Can I use 'depends on' in place of 'consists in'?

    I am looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    I agree with MikeNY.

    I wouldn't either because if one used" depends on " here, it would then mean as if the beauty of Venice were only because of the style of its ancient buildings.

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