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  1. vaibhavmaskar
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    moving related words apart to get

    ; disambiguating it requires "moving related words apart to get" a panel with four professors on sex.

    what is the meaning of the word in quotation?

    http://www.scientificamerican.com/ar...style/(source)

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    Re: moving related words apart to get

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  3. vaibhavmaskar
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    Re: moving related words apart to get

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
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    http://www.scientificamerican.com/ar...ense-of-style/

  4. vaibhavmaskar
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    Re: moving related words apart to get

    Could anyone give me the answer?

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    Re: moving related words apart to get

    Quote Originally Posted by vaibhavmaskar View Post
    ; disambiguating it requires "moving related words apart to get" a panel with four professors on sex.

    what is the meaning of the word in quotation?

    http://www.scientificamerican.com/ar...style/(source)
    The text is below. Explanatory comments are in [brackets]. Bold is for emphasis.

    The authors of traditional style guides, like Strunk and White, were dimly aware of the problem [ambiguity], but lacked the technical concepts to analyze it, and offered useless advice such as “Keep related words together.” The advice is useless for the [ambiguous] Yale sentence [“a panel on sex with four professors"], the related words panel and on sex in fact are already together; disambiguating it [making it not ambiguous] requires moving related words [panel and on sex] apart to get "a panel with four professors on sex". [quotation marks added for clarity]


    Now, see if you can understand the passage.


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