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    #1

    this once prosperous region

    Hello.

    prosperous
    this once prosperous region
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    Once here means "at some time in the past; formerly" and modifies 'prosperous'. Is it right?


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    Re: this once prosperous region

    Yes. At one time (in the past) the region was prosperous.

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    Re: this once prosperous region

    Quote Originally Posted by Vik-Nik-Sor View Post
    Hello.

    prosperous
    this once prosperous region
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    Once here means "at some time in the past; formerly" and modifies 'prosperous'. Is it that right?
    Yes, you are correct. You could write the text (a fragment of a sentence) without "once" - "this prosperous region." You could also substitute another word for "once" - happy/cold/determined/remote, etc.

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    Re: this once prosperous region

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    You could also substitute another word for "once" - happy/cold/determined/remote, etc.
    However, these words would modify 'region', not 'prosperous'.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 18-Mar-2014 at 19:01.

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    Re: this once prosperous region

    Hello, Gillnetter.
    Yes, I know what you mean, but "once" in the original sentence is an adverb. So, I think it will make it easier for the OP to understand the matter if we provide some adverbs as substitutes:
    this economically/increasingly/exceedingly prosperous region



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    @5jj: I didn't know you were creating your post...
    Last edited by tzfujimino; 18-Mar-2014 at 17:09.

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    Re: this once prosperous region

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    @5jj: I didn't know you were creating your post...
    No need for a . You added a useful suggestion.

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