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    #1

    new era of death and destruction

    1) This was going to be a new era of death and destruction.

    Does this imply that the 'old' era was also one of death and destruction?

    Could one use '1' if the intended meaning was:

    2) This was going to be a new era, one of death and destruction.

    Here it is almost certain that the era preceding the 'new one' was peaceful.

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    Re: new era of death and destruction

    No, it doesn't imply that. Nor does it imply it wasn't. It's probably just careless writing.
    If you mean 2, and you can write that sentence, why would you write 1?

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    #3

    Re: new era of death and destruction

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    1) This was going to be a new era of death and destruction.
    To me, "a new" implies "another" in that context.

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    2) This was going to be a new era, one of death and destruction.
    That's clearer.

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