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    one sentence

    Hi

    I'd like to ask about one sentence from the text below:


    IF ALIEN BEINGS have been observing the course of human history over the last
    few thousand years they might well have reached the conclusion that human
    beings are the product of a scientific experiment which went horribly wrong.
    Perhaps, they might hypothesise, other aliens chose the earth as the site for an
    experiment to try to create a perfect being with amazing powers of intelligence and
    ingenuity. And create this being they did – but perhaps they didn’t get the balance
    of chemicals exactly right, or maybe some of their laboratory equipment broke
    down half way through because, although the creature did possess amazing
    intelligence and ingenuity, it also turned out to be a kind of monster, with defects
    which were just as great as – or even greater than – its abilities.

    --- What does it mean: And create this being they did?
    Does it mean: And so they created this being ... ?

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    Re: one sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    I'd like to ask about one sentence from the text below:


    IF ALIEN BEINGS have been observing the course of human history over the last
    few thousand years they might well have reached the conclusion that human
    beings are the product of a scientific experiment which went horribly wrong.
    Perhaps, they might hypothesise, other aliens chose the earth as the site for an
    experiment to try to create a perfect being with amazing powers of intelligence and
    ingenuity. And create this being they did – but perhaps they didn’t get the balance
    of chemicals exactly right, or maybe some of their laboratory equipment broke
    down half way through because, although the creature did possess amazing
    intelligence and ingenuity, it also turned out to be a kind of monster, with defects
    which were just as great as – or even greater than – its abilities.

    --- What does it mean: And create this being they did?
    Does it mean: And so they created this being ... ?
    Yes, that's what it means.

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    Re: one sentence

    To me it's a very strange sentence.

    Take care!

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    #4

    Re: one sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    To me it's a very strange sentence.

    Take care!
    It might seem a little unusual, but it's very good English I promise you.

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