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    correct sentence?

    Do you think the following sentence means that:
    although A Considers B and C to be the same category, I do not agree with it (that B and C are one and the same thing).

    A seems (in my view mistakenly) to consider B and C to be the same category.

    Is the insertion (in my view mistakenly) at the right place?

    Any alternatives?

    Thanks.

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    Re: correct sentence?

    Try:

    Although humans consider dogs and cats to be in the same category, I do not agree with the idea that dogs and cats are one and the same thing.

    Your reasoning depends on what the "category" is.

    If the category is "domestic animals" then your reasoning is not correct.


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    Re: correct sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by palinkasocsi View Post
    Do you think the following sentence means that:
    although A Considers B and C to be the same category, I do not agree with it (that B and C are one and the same thing).

    A seems (in my view mistakenly) to consider B and C to be the same category.

    Is the insertion (in my view mistakenly) at the right place? No - I would place it after "consider" to be logical, since it is the considering and not the seeming that you see as mistaken.

    Any alternatives?

    Thanks.
    A seems to consider (in my view mistakenly) B and C to be the same category.


    "In my opinion, A is wrong to consider that B and C are in the same category."


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    Re: correct sentence?

    Hi Anglika,

    Don't you think 'mistakenly, in my view' would be better instead of "in my view mistakenly"?

    Best

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    Re: correct sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by palinkasocsi View Post
    Hi Anglika,

    Don't you think 'mistakenly, in my view' would be better instead of "in my view mistakenly"?

    Best
    There's less ambiguity this way:
    A seems to consider, mistakenly, in my view, B and C to be the same category.
    The author/speaker is saying that A is mistaken in thinking that B and C are the same category.

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