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    #1

    Failed to understand "putting it all in context"

    What does "it" refer to here?

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    Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels addresses the gathering - putting it all in context for his young audience.

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    Re: Failed to understand "putting it all in context"

    'It' refers to the book-burning.

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    Re: Failed to understand "putting it all in context"

    Could it be that I sense some sarcasm in the expression and the way it's stated? It sounded strange to me at first, as compared to the main body of the article.

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    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: Failed to understand "putting it all in context"

    Yes, I would agree that the caption has a sarcastic tone.

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    Re: Failed to understand "putting it all in context"

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    'It' refers to the book-burning.

    Thank you.
    So " putting it all in context" means "speaking the book burning in a wide cultural backgroud"?

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