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    #1

    established itself as a standard work

    ""This work is largely based on the late Professor Emile Legouis's A Short History of English Literature, which was first published in 1934 and which has established itself as a standard work."

    Source: An Introduction to English Literature.

    I cannot understand the part "established itself as a standard work." Would you please explain it?

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    #2

    Re: established itself as a standard work

    Take a look at entry #2 in the link below.

    https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/establish

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    #3

    Re: established itself as a standard work

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Take a look at entry #2 in the link below.

    https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/establish
    I have looked it but would you explain that phrase in a different way?

    Can we say "it has become a standard work"?

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    #4

    Re: established itself as a standard work

    Yes.

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    #5

    Re: established itself as a standard work

    How can we express this idea using attain in an idiomatic way?

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    Last edited by Rover_KE; 15-Apr-2017 at 14:38. Reason: Deleting unnecessary quotes.

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    #6

    Re: established itself as a standard work

    ... Which has attained the status of a major work.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #7

    Re: established itself as a standard work

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    ... Which has attained the status of a major work.
    "... which has attained itself to a standard work"?

    Thank you.

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    #8

    Re: established itself as a standard work

    Definitely not.

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    #9

    Re: established itself as a standard work

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    ... Which has attained the status of a major work.
    Is this also idiomatic?

    "... which has attained a major work status." I think this is easier to say yours because it is more straigthforward.

    Thank you.

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    #10

    Re: established itself as a standard work

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    Is this also idiomatic?

    "... which has attained a major work status." I think this is easier to say yours because it is more straigthforward.

    Thank you.
    This work is largely based on the late Professor Emile Legouis's A Short History of English Literature, which was first published in 1934 and which has attained a major work status.


    I don't think the way you wanted to phrase it means the way it was intended.

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