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    what does "in responding to" follow?


    I have trouble understanding the following sentence:

    "He states that Secretary of State Dean Acheson admitted the "'Communist threat' was a smokescreen" in responding to President Eisenhower's claim that the Tudeh party was about to assume power"

    Does the phrase "in responding to" follow what Dean Acheson admitted?
    Or does it follow what "He states..."?

    Grammatically I find it impossible to tell which "in responding to" follows. What do you guys think?

    Thank you!

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    Re: what does "in responding to" follow?

    I am not familiar with the concept of following in grammar. You could insert "that was used" or "that had been used", e.g.: was a smokescreen that had been used.

    Does that help?

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