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    #1

    it shows us how...

    Is this sentence correct:
    1) It shows us how brave they were that they accepted that mission in those conditions.


    I think it works because this one seems correct:

    2) That they accepted that mission in those conditions shows us how brave they were.

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    #2

    Re: it shows us how...

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    in those conditions
    Navi.
    Does this refer to "the mission" or to their accepting it? What do you mean by "mission?"

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    Re: it shows us how...

    Thank you very much, Teechar,

    They accept to carry out a mission in the conditions that prevailed at the time of their accepting (which would be the conditions prevailing at the time of their carrying out the mission).

    But things could be made simpler.

    1a) It shows us how brave they were that they accepted to do it.

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    Re: it shows us how...

    The sentence is correct. The question is only whether it is understandable and natural. In my opinion it is both.

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    #5

    Re: it shows us how...

    Use "under" instead of "in" in your sentence.

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    #6

    Re: it shows us how...

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    1a) It shows us how brave they were that they accepted to do it.
    That is unnatural. They could agree to do it. It might be better to write ​Their acceptance of the assignment demonstrates their courage.
    I am not a teacher.

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