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    • Join Date: Nov 2005
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    I wonder

    I'm not sure what this means:
    'I wonder that it is not more to the point to compare Lewis to nineteenth century writers and not twentieth century writers.'

    Does he mean ' I'm surprised that it is not often enough that Lewis is compared to 19th century writers but not 20th century writers'?

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: I wonder

    To me, it means that the comparison might be a more valid one.


    • Join Date: Nov 2005
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    Re: I wonder

    Thank you tdol.

    I just read another 'I wonder' sentence:
    'I've always wondered if the author wasn't in fact subtly trying to tell us something about women and their limited options.'
    Here is my question: is it in fact the same as-
    'I've always wondered if the author was in fact subtly trying to tell us something about women and their limited options.'
    I feel they are actually of the same meaning, although with the difference in 'was' and 'wasn't'.
    Comment please! Thanks.

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