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    Cool There are horses for all back that way

    Is the sentence There are horses for all back that way saying

    There are plenty of horses right back there ?

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    Re: There are horses for all back that way

    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    Is the sentence There are horses for all back that way saying This sentence is very strange! Are you sure you copied it correctly?

    There are plenty of horses right back there ?
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    Re: There are horses for all back that way

    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    Is the sentence There are horses for all back that way saying

    There are plenty of horses right back there ?

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    If we go back that way, there are enough horses for everyone.

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    Re: There are horses for all back that way

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    If we go back that way, there are enough horses for everyone.
    That's very possible, 'but what about 'There are horses for all who are back that way.'?

    In other words, are the horses back that way, or is everyone/all back that way?

    I would like a clearer sentence.

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    Re: There are horses for all back that way

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    If we go back that way, there are enough horses for everyone.
    Thinking about this further, even your sentence is ambiguous.

    Does it mean 'back there are enough horses' or does it mean 'if we go back by that route, as opposed to another route, the horses we have here will be enough'?

    My brain is dizzy now.

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    Cool Re: There are horses for all back that way

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    Yes, it is as you read it.

    Thanks for your interest.

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    Cool Re: There are horses for all back that way

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    That's very possible, 'but what about 'There are horses for all who are back that way.'?

    In other words, are the horses back that way, or is everyone/all back that way?

    I would like a clearer sentence.
    Yes. The author is quite nagging. It is like this all the way


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    Re: There are horses for all back that way

    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    Yes. The author is quite nagging. It is like this all the way
    What is it you are reading, Bushwhacker?

    The sentence makes fine sense to me as it stands - if we go back that way, we will find a horse for each member of our party.

    Trying to rewrite everything will indeed make you dizzy, and is refusing the author any independence of style, 2006. Rather than seeing such a sentence as wrong because it is not plain, read it in terms of the entire context. Taking any sentence away from its links will make it seem nonsense.

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