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    What does this sentence mean?

    However, in this study, the social status of a future spouse appeared to be more important to girls who, perhaps, feel they may be less competitive as potential marriage partners by having lost their virginity or, related, by having engaged in more than two relationships over the course of their lifetimes.


    I am confused about the structure "feel less competitive by doing ...". I know by is used to describe approach for the action. But in this sentence the action is feeling.

    Does this mean that losing her virginity makes she feel less competitive? Or she feel less competitive, so she lose her virginity
    Last edited by mz31098; 01-Sep-2010 at 09:08.

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    Re: What does this sentence mean?

    Does this mean that losing her virginity makes she feel less competitive?
    Yes, this is the idea. And it's "her" not "she."

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