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    the measure announced on Wednesday of denying passes to 20 pensioners

    It's me again.

    I know that the word "measure" meaning "method" is followed by the "to infinitive" or "at ing form".

    For instance, we have such a sentence:

    Emergency measures to help the refugees are badly needed.

    or

    Emergency measures aimed at helping the refugees are badly needed.

    In the sentence under discussion, we have "the measure announced on Wednesday of denying passes to 20 pensioners". If I am not mistaken, the word "the measure" in this sentence is strictly connected to "denying passes to 20 pensioners". Do you confirm or deny this?

    The whole sentence is as follows: This would be in addition to the measure announced on Wednesday of denying passes to 20 pensioners.

    Let's take the sentence apart a bit. The measure of denying passes to 20 pensioners = the measure to deny passes to 20 pensioners = the measure aimed at denying passes to 20 pensioners? Do you agree with me?

    Thank you.

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    Re: the measure announced on Wednesday of denying passes to 20 pensioners

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    It's me again.

    I know that the word "measure" meaning "method" is followed by the "to infinitive" or "at ing form".

    For instance, we have such a sentence:

    Emergency measures to help the refugees are badly needed.

    or

    Emergency measures aimed at helping the refugees are badly needed.

    In the sentence under discussion, we have "the measure announced on Wednesday of denying passes to 20 pensioners". If I am not mistaken, the word "the measure" in this sentence is strictly connected to "denying passes to 20 pensioners". Do you confirm or deny this?

    The whole sentence is as follows: This would be in addition to the measure announced on Wednesday of denying passes to 20 pensioners.

    Let's take the sentence apart a bit. The measure of denying passes to 20 pensioners = the measure to deny passes to 20 pensioners = the measure aimed at denying passes to 20 pensioners? Do you agree with me?

    Thank you.
    Other definitions of measure are "plan", "course of action", "legislative bill". In your first two examples, the first two of these definitions apply. In your third sentence, the third one applies. The measure denied passes to 20 pensioners.

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    Re: the measure announced on Wednesday of denying passes to 20 pensioners

    Context plays a lot in many cases and this is one of them. A link to the article would have been useful.

    I don't know if this measure is intentional or as a bad result in a change of legislation. What passes are they? Bus passes? Backstage passes (could be the Rolling Stones original fan club)?

    More context please.

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