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    partition/partitions

    Hello, can you tell me what is written in the paragraph in other words?"For Jews, the period following World War I in which Poland once again became an indpendence state, reflected the pre-partition autonomy as well as the anti-Semitism of the partitions."Besides, I don't understand - why at the first the writer used partition as "singular" and after that partitions as "plural". tHANKS.

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    Re: Can you please tell me the meaning of a sentence

    In the first instance of partition, it's part of a compound attributive noun which modifies "autonomy". The phrase pre-partition autonomy means "autonomy before the partition". Attributive nouns are usually singular.

    The second time partition occurs, it's plural because the writer is saying that each partition was anti-Semitic.

    Remember to put a space after the last punctuation mark of each sentence, including a quotation mark. You can click "Edit" below your post and insert the missing spaces.
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    Re: Can you please tell me the meaning of a sentence

    captain, please note that I have changed your thread title.



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


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