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    while governor

    Hi,

    He detailed the future president's extracurricular activities while governor.

    What does "while governor" mean in the sentence? Does it mean "while he was a governor."


    Thanks a lot

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    Re: while governor

    ... that is, as long as the 'he' in your revision refers to the president rather than to the initial 'He' (far-fetched, but conceivable).

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    Re: while governor

    He detailed the future president's extracurricular activities while governor.
    Thanks a lot, my friends.

    Can I interpret the sentence in this way?

    He detailed the future president's extracurricular activites while the future president was a governor. The sentence mentioned "future president" because the president is waiting for his inauguration ceremony?


    Thanks a lot

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    Re: while governor

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Thanks a lot, my friends.

    Can I interpret the sentence in this way?

    He detailed the future president's extracurricular activites while the future president was a governor. yes

    The sentence mentioned "future president" because the president is waiting for his inauguration ceremony? That's not likely. A person who has been elected to be President but has not taken office yet is called the President-elect.
    "future president" refers to the time he was a governor; he would become the President (in the future)(later). Of course he could only be retrospectively referred to as "the future president" after he infact becomes the President.
    Thanks a lot
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