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    Still, for the reforms to take effect, they ....

    Hi,

    Question:
    Why does the writer write the ‘still’ at the beginning of the sentence?


    Sentence:
    Still, for the reforms to take effect, they will have to go through what could be a long process to obtain legislative ratifications

    My opinion:
    I think the original sentence is:
    They still will have to go through what could be a long process to obtain legislative ratifications for the reforms to take effect

    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: Still, for the reforms to take effect, they ....

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    Hi,

    Question:
    Why does the writer write the ‘still’ at the beginning of the sentence?


    Sentence:
    Still, for the reforms to take effect, they will have to go through what could be a long process to obtain legislative ratifications

    My opinion:
    I think the original sentence is:
    They still will have to go through what could be a long process to obtain legislative ratifications for the reforms to take effect

    Thanks
    '(S)till' is a contrastive concessive conjunct in your sentence as opposed to a time-relationship adjunct.

    I still (not even now) do not understand it. -- 'still' = time-relationship adjunct

    Your 'still' is not this 'still'. In your sentence, 'still' means 'despite something'.

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