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    covering

    Should I understand the "covering" in the following as meaning "including"?

    Altogether, Jobs's name would appear on three hundred and thirteen Apple patents, covering clasps, designs, power cords, and that graceful glass staircase.

    Thank you.

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    Re: covering

    That's close enough.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #3

    Re: covering

    Yes

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    #4

    Re: covering

    Quote Originally Posted by unpakwon View Post
    Should I understand the "covering" in the following as meaning "including"?

    Altogether, Jobs's name would appear on three hundred and thirteen Apple patents, covering clasps, designs, power cords, and that graceful glass staircase.

    Thank you.
    "Cover" is the word used to describe the invention claimed in a patent and its area of use. Google the phrase "patents covering" to see how this is used.

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