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    #1

    aspects of what it is

    Hello, everyone.

    I'm reading and studying a grammar book.
    During that, I met a difficult sentence and haven't understood its structure and meaning.
    The sencence is like following.

    The framework of analysis is one in which form, meaning, and use are seen as interconnected aspects of what it is language users know when they know a grammatical construction.

    Especially, I don't understand what that 'it' is.
    I managed to understand the sentence before 'what',
    but I don't understand the part 'aspects of what it is language users know'.

    Anybody please help me understand the structure and meaning.
    I don't wanna bother you but could you please rewrite the sentence in a easier and plainer structure?

    Thank you very much.

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    #2

    Re: aspects of what it is

    Quote Originally Posted by funfunny View Post
    Hello, everyone.

    I'm reading and studying a grammar book.
    During that, I met a difficult sentence and haven't understood its structure and meaning.
    The sencence is like following.

    The framework of analysis is one in which form, meaning, and use are seen as interconnected aspects of what it is language users know when they know a grammatical construction.

    Especially, I don't understand what that 'it' is.
    I managed to understand the sentence before 'what',
    but I don't understand the part 'aspects of what it is language users know'.

    Anybody please help me understand the structure and meaning.
    I don't wanna bother you but could you please rewrite the sentence in a easier and plainer structure?

    Thank you very much.
    I can understand your confusion, but not necessarily only because of "it". If you delete "it is", it should help with your understanding. Also, as a side comment, please don't use "wanna" in written English, except perhaps in e-mails to your friends.

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