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    as if in afterthought

    Hi!

    I need your comments. The sentences go like this:

    Poblet sits amid charming vineyards and gives access to the verdant territory around Prades. And nearby, as if in afterthought, stand the proud medieval walls of Montblanc.

    How would you say it in other wors? What is the meaning of this phrase?

    Thank you!

    Lada


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    Re: as if in afterthought

    Quote Originally Posted by lada.petkova@mail.bg View Post
    Hi!

    I need your comments. The sentences go like this:

    Poblet sits amid charming vineyards and gives access to the verdant territory around Prades. And nearby, as if in afterthought, stand the proud medieval walls of Montblanc.

    How would you say it in other wors? What is the meaning of this phrase?

    Thank you!

    Lada
    I'll try to elaborate the sentence but it may not be concise.

    Poblet is spread with fascinating vineyards and overlooks the lush green space of Prades. And close to this stands a proud medieval walls of Montblanc.

    I hope the meaning is clear now

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    Re: as if in afterthought

    Thank you, but what about the underlined phrase? In your reply you have just dropped it. Do you have any suggestion about its meaning - what is the idea behind it, how would you explain it and say it in other words.
    Lada

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    Re: as if in afterthought

    Quote Originally Posted by lada.petkova@mail.bg View Post
    Thank you, but what about the underlined phrase? In your reply you have just dropped it. Do you have any suggestion about its meaning - what is the idea behind it, how would you explain it and say it in other words.
    Lada
    "As if in afterthought" means as if it was added later to improve the surroundings. In your text it is not appropriate, it is a building, buildings are always an "afterthought" in the natural landscape.


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    Re: as if in afterthought

    Quote Originally Posted by lada.petkova@mail.bg View Post
    Thank you, but what about the underlined phrase? In your reply you have just dropped it. Do you have any suggestion about its meaning - what is the idea behind it, how would you explain it and say it in other words.
    Lada
    The synonym for afterthoughts are:

    1. reconsideration
    2. rethink
    3. second thought


    So in literal, the underlined phrase could mean "in addition to" Poblet and Prades.

    I'm not a teacher but I'm quite sure my elaboration and translation is correct.

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