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    I cannot understand this sentence. Please help me.

    "Ellen soon learned the tremendous difference one's personal appearance makes in the way one is treated."

    1. I have no idea which verbs is the main one, between makes and is?
    2. I want to know about the meaning of this sentence.

    Thanks!!

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    Re: I cannot understand this sentence. Please help me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kipihn Yi View Post
    "Ellen soon learned the tremendous difference one's personal appearance makes in the way one is treated."

    1. I have no idea which verbs is the main one, between makes and is?
    2. I want to know about the meaning of this sentence.

    Thanks!!
    The main verb is 'learned'.
    "Ellen [subject] soon [adverb] learned [verb] ... and the rest is the direct object complement - what she learned.

    What did she learn?
    ... the tremendous difference [that] one's personal appearance makes in the way [that] one is treated."

    It could have been written:
    "Ellen soon learned that one's personal appearance makes a tremendous difference in the way [that] one is treated."
    (Ellen soon learned that if you look good, you're treated better.)

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