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    Although the new, improved bicycle had appealed immediately

    Hello, here is a sentence that I have trouble to understand:

    Although the new, improved bicycle had appealed immediately to a few privileged women, its impact would have been modest had it not attracted a greater cross section of the female population.

    How to understand the second part (its impact...population)?

    Thank you in advanced!

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    Re: Although the new, improved bicycle had appealed immediately

    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Y View Post
    Hello, here is a sentence that I have trouble to understanding:

    Although the new, improved bicycle had appealed immediately to a few privileged women, its impact would have been modest had it not attracted a greater cross section of the female population.

    How to should/can I understand the second part (its impact...population)?

    Thank you in advanced advance!
    Welcome to the forum.

    Please note my corrections above. I have changed your thread title. Titles should include some/all of the words that you are querying. Also note that we do not start a question with "How to ...".

    It means that the impact (on the market) would have been less impressive if it had not appealed to lots of different women, presumably from different social classes, occupations, ages, etc.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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