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    What does this sentence mean

    Hardly a man saw the film but was greatly moved by the spirit

    Originally, this was a multiple choice question. My instructor said it's the word "but" but I don't understand the sentence.

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    Re: What does this sentence mean

    Quote Originally Posted by vkhu View Post
    Hardly a man saw the film but was greatly moved by the spirit

    Originally, this was a multiple choice question. My instructor said it's the word "but" but I don't understand the sentence.
    What was the question?

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    Re: What does this sentence mean

    Choose the best option:
    Hardly a man saw the film............. was greatly moved by the spirit

    A)but
    B)who
    C)whom
    D)which

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    Re: What does this sentence mean

    Quote Originally Posted by vkhu View Post
    Hardly a man saw the film but was greatly moved by the spirit

    Originally, this was a multiple choice question. My instructor said it's the word "but" but I don't understand the sentence.

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    (1) I think that we recently had a wonderful discussion about this "but."

    (2) If I remember correctly, this is an "old-fashioned" or very elegant way to say

    "who ... not."

    Hardly a person [Don't say "man." That hurts the feelings of our female members]

    saw the film who was not greatly moved by the spirit."

    (a) Maybe in more simple English, something like:

    There was almost no one who was not greatly moved by the spirit of the film.

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