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    #1

    Are the parts in bold OK?

    I believe that the size of that Gohonzon was of one that could be kept always close to her no matter what she was doing especially for her children. So there is a possibility that it was of a small size so that she could keep it with her and hold on to it always. [By the way, the Gohonzon is an object of worship in Nichiren Shu Buddhism.]

    The above is from a Nichiren Shu magazine. Are the parts in bold OK? It seems they are not the natives' way of expression.

    Could someone please show how the parts should be recast? Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: Are the parts in bold OK?

    The phrase beginning the size of doesn't make sense at all. Perhaps the translator got mixed up during editing and meant the sentence to read I believe that Gohonzon was one that could always be kept close to her no matter what she was doing, especially for her children. I'm just guessing though, there's really no clue in the text of what was intended.

    In the second sentence, of a small size could be replaced with small.
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    Re: Are the parts in bold OK?

    Perhaps:

    I believe that the Gohonzon was small enough that she could keep it with her at all times.

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