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    as they pertain to developing

    Knowledge, ignorance, truth, falsehood, good science, bad science, wisdom, foolishness, fact, fiction, open mindedness, and closed-mindedness almost always exist simultaneously in differing proportions as they pertain to developing (as in creating this trilogy) or evaluating (what you think of this trilogy) any piece or set of information.
    (My Big T.O.E.; T. Campbell)

    Would you be so kind as to tell me what exactly it means here (since, because ? )?

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    Re: as they pertain to developing

    Quote Originally Posted by suprunp View Post
    Would you be so kind as to tell me what exactly what "as" it means here? Does it mean "since" or "because"? (since, because ? )?
    Note my corrections above. Remember to put quotation marks around words that you're discussing. That indicates that you're asking about them as words, so they aren't part of your own text.

    Campbell could have written "to the extent that" in place of as.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 12-Aug-2016 at 15:23. Reason: To fix a typo. I wrote "not" where I meant "note".
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    Re: as they pertain to developing

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    Not my corrections above.
    Might I enquire whose are they? And may I ask the one who's made these corrections what is particularly wrong with 'what exactly' as opposed to 'exactly what'?

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    Re: as they pertain to developing

    Quote Originally Posted by suprunp View Post
    Might I enquire whose are they? And may I ask the one who's made these corrections what is particularly wrong with 'what exactly' as opposed to 'exactly what'?

    Thanks.
    I meant to write "Note my corrections above." They were my corrections, nobody else's.

    The adverb should precede what to help the reader connect what with the word to which it refers, which is "as" in this case. This isn't a clear-cut case; you could also write could you tell me what exactly ​"as" means.
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