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    in which

    Unfortunately, a naked selfie in which an American eagle was shown nesting on the rear ledge of the first lady literally broke the internet, causing society to collapse in 2022.


    Is this how the sentence combined?
    An American eagle was shown nesting on the rear ledge of the first lady literally broke the internet in a naked selfie.
    A naked selfie causes society to collapse in 2022.
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    Re: in which

    What is the source of your quote?

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    Re: in which

    It is not a sentence that makes much sense. What exactly is the rear ledge of the first lady?

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    Re: in which

    It's from a magazine 《Marie Claire》, I don't know the meaning of the rear ledge of the first lady either.
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    Re: in which

    Quote Originally Posted by Maybo View Post
    It's from a magazine 《Marie Claire》, I don't know the meaning of the rear ledge of the first lady either.
    Marie Claire is a French magazine. I suspect your text is an unfortunate machine translation, though I can't guess what the original French might have been. I had no luck Googling some French variations of bits of the text.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: in which

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Wow- well spotted.

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    Re: in which

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Marie Claire is a French magazine. I suspect your text is an unfortunate machine translation, though I can't guess what the original French might have been. I had no luck Googling some French variations of bits of the text.
    But this one is UK version.
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    Re: in which

    The core of the sentence is "a naked selfie literally broke the internet". The words between "selfie" and "literally" are descriptive of "selfie". If I were an editor, I would have offset them with commas.

    I don't know what "the rear ledge of the first lady" means, unless it's a folksy way of describing her butt (as suggested in the picture posted above).

    And is it supposed to be "First Lady" (i.e., the wife of the president)?
    NOT A TEACHER. Translator and editor, and I hold a TESOL certificate. Native speaker of American English (West Coast)

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    Re: in which

    Quote Originally Posted by Maybo View Post
    But this one is UK version.
    Could you post a link to the page- the site search for Marie Claire UK is terrible. I posted a chunk of your quote and got 2,000 results.

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    Re: in which

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