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    that in what till we all got democratic in England were called the lower orders

    They tended to prove a point he was fond of making, that in what till we all got democratic in England were called the lower orders there was more passion, more romance, more disregard of consequences than could ever be found in the well–to–do and presumably educated classes, whom prudence has made timid and convention inhibited.
    (W.S. Maugham; Episode)

    How should I read it:

    1) ... that in what, till we all got democratic, in England were called the lower orders...
    2) ... that in what, till we all got democratic in England, were called the lower orders...

    Thanks.

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    Re: that in what till we all got democratic in England were called the lower orders

    Either reading is possible. I go for #2.

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