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    To this loss had to be added a change

    Does "to this loss had to be added a change" mean "a change had to be added to this loss"?

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    To this loss had to be added a change in the proportion of grains grown.


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    Re: To this loss had to be added a change

    I'm afraid your sentence makes no sense to me. In any case, we don't ADD a change. We MAKE a change.

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    Re: To this loss had to be added a change

    Yes, you can rearrange the sentence that way to try to make it clearer. It still doesn't make sense though.
    I am not a teacher.

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