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    precede

    Dear teachers,

    Please read the following sentence:

    Each dream episode, about twenty minutes, is preceded by a period of deep sleep.

    Does the sentence mean "Each dream episode which lasts about twenty minutes follows a period of deep sleep"?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    #2

    Re: precede

    Yes.

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    Re: precede

    Dear Mike,
    Thank you very much for your explanation. The reference book translates it just the other way round, i.e. dreaming first then sleeping deep.
    I don't know why "Thank" and "like" do not show. So I feel a short reply and thank are needed.
    Jiang

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    #4

    Re: precede

    Your textbook's wrong if that's what it says.

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    #5

    Re: precede

    Perhaps the OP has misread it.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: precede

    Dear Raymott,

    Thank you very much for your reply.
    "Thank" and "like" do not work.

    Jiang

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    #7

    Re: precede

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang_14 View Post
    "Each dream episode which lasts about twenty minutes follows a period of deep sleep"
    I think commas are needed around the above relative clause, which seems non-restrictive according to the original sentence.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #8

    Re: precede

    I agree with you.

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    Re: precede

    Dear Matthew Wai,
    Thank you very much for pointing out my mistake.

    Jiang

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