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    allowing that to arouse more interest in people

    Hello again!

    However, it was often possible to see the latest models of fishing tackle, allowing that to arouse more interest in fishing.

    Does the sentence mean the same as "However, it was often possible to see the latest models of fishing tackle, which allowed arousing more interest in fishing" or "However, it was often possible to see the latest models of fishing and it allowed arousing more interest in fishing/it allowed more interest in fishing to be aroused"?

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    Re: allowing that to arouse more interest in people

    "...allowing that to arouse more interest in XXX" is a very strange phrase, and I suspect it was not written by a native English speaker.
    I would simply phrase it as " arousing more interest in fishing"
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: allowing that to arouse more interest in people

    May others express their opinion?

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    Re: allowing that to arouse more interest in people

    Somehow the idea of being aroused by fishing tackle just seems wrong.

    "Arouse" has sexual connotations I would avoid. Say it will generate more interest.

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    Re: allowing that to arouse more interest in people

    "Somehow the idea of being aroused by fishing tackle just seems wrong."

    Don't knock it 'till you've tried it...
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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