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    the geographical New World

    Hello,

    The geographical New World, in terms of the problems that confronted it, the America of Franklin Roosevelt soon
    demonstrated that the United States was scarcely less anachronistic than the Austria-Hungary of Franz Joseph had been.

    Though I understand the meaning I don't quite get the sentence construction, the part in bold seems to me like two separate fragments
    I can't see the syntactic link between the geographical New World and the America of Franklin Roosevelt...


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    http://www.pdfarchive.info/pdf/C/Co/..._Relations.pdf

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    Re: the geographical New World

    It's not a very good sentence.

    They are, I believe equating "New World" with "the America" of FDR. Inserting the phrase about "in terms of the problems..." confuses things. If you remove it, you see that they are simply re-stating the same thing.

    It's like saying "The new car I bought, the Ford Mustang is really fast."

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    Re: the geographical New World

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    It's not a very good sentence.

    They are, I believe equating "New World" with "the America" of FDR. Inserting the phrase about "in terms of the problems..." confuses things. If you remove it, you see that they are simply re-stating the same thing.

    It's like saying "The new car I bought, the Ford Mustang is really fast."
    Ok thank you , that's what I tried to convince myself too (because of the block capitals of New World) but not quite obvious at first glance!

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    Re: the geographical New World

    I am not a teacher.

    I followed the link you provided, and started reading the book (which is not entirely without interest), but almost every page has a mistake, a typo, or simply an incoherent sentence in it.

    This is likely to be due to poor proofreading, and your original extract is probably an example of that.

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    Re: the geographical New World

    Quote Originally Posted by Roman55 View Post
    I am not a teacher.

    I followed the link you provided, and started reading the book (which is not entirely without interest), but almost every page has a mistake, a typo, or simply an incoherent sentence in it.

    This is likely to be due to poor proofreading, and your original extract is probably an example of that.
    Hello, thanks for answering

    I'm relieved that you say that as I stumbled across many sentences whose syntax appeared weird to me, there are a lot of repetitions too
    Maybe it was written too quickly.
    I don't know what to think really about the book

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    Re: the geographical New World

    I am not a teacher.

    How did you come across this book?

    I tried to look the author up on Wikipedia, and strangely enough, although he (John Coleman) is English, the only entry was in the French language version with no English translation available. It appears that he is a former MI6 spy and is now an author and conspiracy theorist; otherwise known as a crackpot.

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    Re: the geographical New World

    I didn't find much either, I've been asked to translate it into French for someone...

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