Student or Learner
Quote from a Harvard open course:
Loyalties whose moral force consists partly in the fact that living by them is inseparable from understanding ourselves as the particular persons we are.
Can I leave out "we are" and just say "as the particular persons"?
It needs an explanation. How would anyone know which "particular persons" the writer is referring to otherwise?
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
"Understanding ourselves as we are" is the crucial bit there.
I think it might refer to 'the particular persons mentioned above/below' if 'we are' was omitted, but I am not a teacher.
Last edited by masterding; 22-Jun-2015 at 00:53.
It's also not a sentence. It's the subject word "Loyalties" followed by a relative clause.