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    Question What is the exact meaning of this sentence?

    The encouraging mails were not restricted to readers but also to some of the regular contributors to The Hindu .

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    Re: What is the exact meaning of this sentence?

    Is "The Hindu" some sort of publication?

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    Re: What is the exact meaning of this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by felm59 View Post
    The encouraging mails were not restricted to readers but also to some of the regular contributors to The Hindu .
    I'd guess that it means, "The encouraging mails were not restricted to readers but were also directed towards some of the regular contributors to The Hindu."
    The construction, "A was not restricted to B, but also to C" is ambiguous and lazy.

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    Re: What is the exact meaning of this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Is "The Hindu" some sort of publication?
    It's a national newspaper in India.

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    Re: What is the exact meaning of this sentence?

    It means that letters of encouragement were sent by email from readers, and also, from reporters.

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    Re: What is the exact meaning of this sentence?

    Without more context, it's not completely clear, but I too would expect that the letters came from the readers and contributors, rather than that they were sent to them.

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