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    #1

    The four-point peace plan

    In this sentence:
    "The four-point peace plan for the region proved helpful."
    Can we mean by this sentence that the "peace plan" is developed and can be helpful? Or the sentence only means that a plan was adopted and it was helpful?
    I myself believe only the second paraphrase is correct.

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    Re: past or present

    Hi My friend,

    I think the sentence means "the four point peace plan" is helpful. This plan may have been carried out or it has not. In any case, it is "helpful".

    J.S.

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    Re: past or present

    Hello JamesStephan

    Please add "not a teacher" in your future posts.

    Thank you.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #4

    Re: past or present

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesStephan View Post
    Hi My friend,

    I think the sentence means "the four point peace plan" is helpful. This plan may have been carried out or it has not. In any case, it is "helpful".

    J.S.
    I agree except that it WAS helpful at some point in the past.
    We don't know whether it is still helpful.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #5

    Re: The four-point peace plan

    Donbelid, I have changed your thread title.

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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    JamesStephan, before you post again please correct the information in your profile.

    We like to think our members are telling the truth about themselves.



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