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    which have seen social liberalism triumph

    I read from yahoo news a part of a sentence that "which have seen social liberalism triumph to an extent few imagined possible so swiftly",
    Does "so swiftly " use here to embellish which verb? And how to make pauses? I can only understand this sentence from guess. Thanks!
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    Re: what does this sentence mean

    You should have posted the full sentence.

    ..which have seen social liberalism triumph to an extent few imagined possible so swiftly

    "So swiftly" modifies the verb "triumph" , which would have been clearer if the adverb is placed after the verb:


    ..which have seen social liberalism triumph so swiftly to an extent few imagined possible

    What do you mean by "how to make pauses"?

    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: what does this sentence mean

    I think the OP means commas, but I am not a teacher.

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    Re: which have seen social liberalism triumph

    Quote Originally Posted by lulu0386 View Post
    I read from at/on Yahoo News a part of a sentence that read/said "which have seen social liberalism triumph to an extent few imagined possible so swiftly".
    Does Is "so swiftly " used here to embellish which a verb and, if so, which verb? And Also, how to make pauses (underlined part does not make sense)? I can only understand guess at the meaning of this sentence. from guess. Thanks!
    Welcome to the forum.

    Note that I have changed your thread title to make it relevant. Thread titles should include some/all of the words you are querying. Generic titles like "What does this mean?" do not help us to distinguish one post from another.

    Note my other corrections to your post (in red).

    As you have already been told, you needed to quote the entire sentence for us in order to understand it correctly.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: what does this sentence mean

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    You should have posted the full sentence.

    ..which have seen social liberalism triumph to an extent few imagined possible so swiftly

    "So swiftly" modifies the verb "triumph" , which would have been clearer if the adverb is placed after the verb:


    ..which have seen social liberalism triumph so swiftly to an extent few imagined possible

    What do you mean by "how to make pauses"?


    hi,Thank you for your answer. I think i understand that now. Yes, i mean comma. But now i understand the meaning
    of the sentence ,just ignore that.

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    Re: which have seen social liberalism triumph

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Welcome to the forum.

    Note that I have changed your thread title to make it relevant. Thread titles should include some/all of the words you are querying. Generic titles like "What does this mean?" do not help us to distinguish one post from another.

    Note my other corrections to your post (in red).

    As you have already been told, you needed to quote the entire sentence for us in order to understand it correctly.

    hi, thank you for the correction. i will include the words i want to query next time.

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    Re: what does this sentence mean

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I think the OP means commas, but I am not a teacher.
    yes.lol

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    Re: what does this sentence mean

    Please use proper capitalization but don't use such abbreviations as 'lol' on this forum.

    Not a teacher.

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    Re: what does this sentence mean

    Quote Originally Posted by lulu0386 View Post
    Hi. Thank you for your answer. I think I understand that now. Yes, I meant comma. But now I understand the meaning
    of the sentence, just ignore that.
    Quote Originally Posted by lulu0386 View Post
    Hi, thank you for the correction. I will include the words I want to query next time.
    Quote Originally Posted by lulu0386 View Post
    Yes. lol
    See my corrections above. It is important to follow these rules of written English at all times:

    - Start every sentence with a capital letter.
    - End every sentence with a single, appropriate punctuation mark.
    - Always capitalise the word "I".
    - Always capitalise proper nouns (English, Microsoft, Shakespeare).
    - Do not put a space before a comma, full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.
    - Always put a space after a comma, full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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