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    Get recognised

    Hello. I wasn't able to understand following sentence. Can you explain me, please?
    ...Eventually. 10 protesters died while trying to get recognised as prisoners of war.

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    Re: Get recognised

    Quote Originally Posted by Lemon~Tree View Post
    Hello. I wasn't able to understand following sentence. Can you explain me, please?
    ...Eventually. Ten protesters died while trying to get recognised as prisoners of war.
    I don't know what "...Eventually" means.

    Have you looked up "recognise"? It has several meanings.

    In your sentence, the prisoners were in jail as common criminals but wanted prisoner-of-war status. They believed they were soldiers, not criminals. In their efforts to be treated as prisoners of war, they were killed.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: Get recognised

    I wasn't able to understand the following sentence. Can you explain it to me, please?
    We like to know the source of sentences you quote, Lemon~Tree, and if possible, the name of the author. Such information often helps us to give you a better answer.

    For a start, this is ungrammatical. The full stop (period) after 'Eventually' should be a comma.

    What came before it?

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