Re: This is a rather long period for the damage to manifest
Originally Posted by emsr2d2
All of which I thought three of us said pretty clearly in posts 4, 5 and 6.
That's quite possible, but the OP in #7 says "I am still in two minds about the sentence. What is the final meaning of it?" - which, to me, is sufficient justification for explaining it in a different way. No implication is intended that it hasn't already been answered competently.