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    Being written in a style which is itself compelling...

    Are '2' and '3' correct and are they equivalent to '1':


    1-Her translation of his greatest work, the Philosophical Investigations, was remarkable. It is quoted all over the world as if it were verbatim Wittgenstein rather than a translation , being written in an English style which is itself compelling.

    2-Her translation of his greatest work, the Philosophical Investigations, was remarkable. It is quoted all over the world as if, being written in an English style which is itself compelling, it were verbatim Wittgenstein rather than a translation.


    3-Her translation of his greatest work, the Philosophical Investigations, was remarkable. It is quoted all over the world as if it were - being written in an English style which is itself compelling- verbatim Wittgenstein rather than a translation.


    Maybe "1" is equivalent to :

    4-Her translation of his greatest work, the Philosophical Investigations, was remarkable. Being written in an English style which is itself compelling, it is quoted all over the world as if it were verbatim Wittgenstein rather than a translation.


    The first one is from here:
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/news...ries.highereducation

    As far as I know, 'Philosophical Investigations' was written by Wittgenstein in German. Elizabeth Anscombe translated it into English.

    Gratefully,
    Navi

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    Re: Being written in a style which is itself compelling...

    IMO, the meaning is close to "...rather than a translation, because it is written in English in a way that makes you want to read more and more".
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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