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    that of

    Would the following sentence be correct without "that of"? Is it correct as it is?

    This special treatment stemmed from the perception of sport as that of a special activity with modest economic effects.

    Thanks.
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    #2

    Re: that of

    Does anyone know?

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    #3

    Re: that of

    Anyone?

    Thanks for the feedback.

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    #4

    Re: that of

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    Would the following sentence be correct without "that of"? Is it correct as it is?

    This special treatment stemmed from the perception of sport as that of a special activity with modest economic effects.

    Thanks.
    I couldn't understand exactly what you meant. I think your sentence is a little weird with that that of, but maybe it is correct and my English simply does not get it.

    Without that of it seems to be better, depending on exactly what you want to say, I would suggest:

    This special treatment stemmed from the perception that sport is a special activity with modest economic effects.

    This special treatment stemmed from the perception of sport as a special activity with modest economic effects.

    This special treatment stemmed from the perception of sport considered as special activity with modest economic effects.

    PS Not a native speaker

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    Re: that of

    This is what my sentence is meant to express: This special treatment stemmed from the perception that sport was a special activity with modest economic effects.

    I think "that of" replaces "that sport was," but I'm not sure.

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    #6

    Re: that of

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    This is what my sentence is meant to express: This special treatment stemmed from the perception that sport was a special activity with modest economic effects.

    I think "that of" replaces "that sport was," but I'm not sure.
    Jasmine you seem to be correct, "that of" replaces "that sport was", the meaning of sentence does not seem to change...

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    Re: that of

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    This is what my sentence is meant to express: This special treatment stemmed from the perception that sport was a special activity with modest economic effects.

    I think "that of" replaces "that sport was," but I'm not sure.
    I don't think so.
    In my opinion it is better to use it in its full form, that is, without the that of (even it the original sentence is correct, which does not seem to be the case in my opinion, it is always better to ensure clarity).

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    Re: that of

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    Would the following sentence be correct without "that of"? Is it correct as it is?

    This special treatment stemmed from the perception of sport as that of a special activity with modest economic effects.

    Thanks.
    Your original sentence seems to be ok without "that of". Take a look also at the suggestions below, the last one of which uses "that of".

    This special treatment stemmed from perceiveing sport asa special activity with modest economic effects.

    This special treatment stemmed from the perception of the fact that sport is/was a special activity with modest economic effects.

    This special treatment stemmed from the perception of a particular feature of sport, namely that of a special activity with modest economic effects.

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    Re: that of

    I would really appreciate an answer from a teacher to my question.

    Thanks in advance.

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    #10

    Re: that of

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    I would really appreciate an answer from a teacher to my question.

    Thanks in advance.
    I think you mean from another teacher.
    The discussion is still open.

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