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    Smile This is certainly true of Jack.

    Heather is the proud owner of Jack, an adorable dog. Dogs bond closely with their owners and like to be hugged. This is certainly true of Jack.

    Is it possible to interpret in a few words of in the above context? If yes, what is it?
    Furthermore, I suspect I could render the italic line as the following:

    The case of Jack is certainly the same.
    It's the same of Jack.
    It's the same case of Jack.



    Correct me if I am wrong. Thanks.

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    Default Re: This is certainly true of Jack.

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Heather is the proud owner of Jack, an adorable dog. Dogs bond closely with their owners and like to be hugged. This is certainly true of Jack.

    Is it possible to interpret in a few words of in the above context? If yes, what is it?
    Furthermore, I suspect I could render the italic line as the following:

    The case of Jack is certainly the same.
    It's the same of Jack.
    It's the same case of Jack.

    Correct me if I am wrong. Thanks.
    "of" here is a preposition which links Jack to the quality of truth. The preceding statement is true and Jack represents that truth

    None of your replacements have the same feeling as the original.

    Jack is typical of such dogs. (this is a poor replacement)

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    Default Re: This is certainly true of Jack.

    Thanks, Naamplao, for the clear explanation.
    Just to make sure, but are my replacements grammatically all right?

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    Default Re: This is certainly true of Jack.

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Thanks, Naamplao, for the clear explanation.
    Just to make sure, but are my replacements grammatically all right?
    Perhaps they are grammatically correct (they are complete sentences) but they don't convey the same meaning or feeling as the original so I would not say they were alternative ways of writing the same thing.

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