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    Post What does the sentence mean?

    My dear teachers,

    What does the sentence mean?

    The man is lonely in that he must enter and leave the world alone.

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    Re: What does the sentence mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by mamen View Post
    My dear teachers,

    What does the sentence mean?

    The man is lonely in that he must enter and leave the world alone.
    "in that" :
    used for introducing an explanation of what you have just said, showing in what way it is true:"The new system is better in that it provides faster access to the internet." (Macmillan advanced learners dictionary)

    "The man is lonely. You ask me why? Because he must enter and leave the world alone."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khosro View Post
    "in that" :
    used for introducing an explanation of what you have just said, showing in what way it is true:"The new system is better in that it provides faster access to the internet." (Macmillan advanced learners dictionary)

    "The man is lonely. You ask me why? Because he must enter and leave the world alone."
    The man is lonely in that he enters and leaves the world alone.

    Sir, I removed the word "must".

    Would this mean that the man is lonely because he enters and leaves the world alone?

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    Re: What does the sentence mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by mamen View Post
    The man is lonely in that he enters and leaves the world alone.

    Sir, I removed the word "must".

    Would this mean that the man is lonely because he enters and leaves the world alone?
    You can use "because" for both sentences I think.

    And no need for "the" before "man". Here man means humanbeing, and this sentence is about people in general. So just say:"Man is lonely ...."

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    Re: What does the sentence mean?

    I don't get this.

    Nobody enters the world alone. Their mothers are always with them.

    Rover

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I don't get this.

    Nobody enters the world alone. Their mothers are always with them.

    Rover
    Sir,
    I guess the word enter=travel or pass through.
    That is, sometimes, we travel in this world alone.

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    Re: What does the sentence mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by mamen View Post
    Sir,
    I guess the word enter=travel or pass through.
    That is, sometimes, we travel in this world alone.
    No. Enter=come into/ go into.
    Last edited by Khosro; 12-Feb-2011 at 17:33.

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    Re: What does the sentence mean?

    Mamen, note that The man is lonely would have made a better title for your thread.

    Rover

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