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    What does the sentence mean?

    With the final collapse of the Ottoman Empire, the Turks awakened to the futility of any attempt to revive their empire.

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    Re: What does the sentence mean?

    They understood there was no chance of making their state an empire again.

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    Re: What does the sentence mean?

    Yeah, I know that, but I think it implies 'they did try but to no effect'?

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    Re: What does the sentence mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by aachu View Post
    Yeah, I know that, but I think it implies 'they did try but to no effect'?
    The sentence doesn't say it. They just understood that any attempt to revive the empire would be futile. They had thought otherwise before, but the sentence leaves it unexplained whether they had tried anything or not.

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    Re: What does the sentence mean?

    I got it, thank you.
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