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    Help with a sentence, please!

    I'm trying to translate a sentence, but I don't understand the highlighted part. Help me, please!

    "In winter seasons I relied upon my violin, though during the construction of the Troy and Saratoga railroad, I performed many hard days' labor upon it."

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    Re: Help with a sentence, please!

    Are you translating a sentence from English or to English ? !.

    "In winter I relied upon my violin, though during the construction of the Troy and Saratoga railroad, I performed many hard days' labor upon it".

    The "it" at the end of the sentence is a little unclear. However, logically it should refer to the construction work on the railroad. If so, then the highlighted part means "I spent many days working hard on it (the railroad project)".

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    Re: Help with a sentence, please!

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Are you translating a sentence from English or to English ? !.

    "In winter I relied upon my violin, though during the construction of the Troy and Saratoga railroad, I performed many hard days' labor upon it".

    The "it" at the end of the sentence is a little unclear. However, logically it should refer to the construction work on the railroad. If so, then the highlighted part means "I spent many days working hard on it (the railroad project)".
    Thank you, I get it now! I'm translating from English into Turkish. It's the translation of the book "12 Years a Slave". :D

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