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    glhf is offline Newbie
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    see a revival

    Classical architecture saw a revival in Renaissance Europe.

    What does 'saw a revival' mean?

    Thank you!

    Add: Is it grammatically wrong to ask as 'What does it mean by 'saw a revival'?'?

    Source: Hackers Vocabulary book [David Cho]

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    Re: see a revival

    What does 'saw a revival' mean?
    It means that classical architecture came back into fashion/popularity.

    Is it grammatically wrong to ask as 'What does it mean by 'saw a revival'?'?
    Yes it is.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 26-Oct-2017 at 22:14. Reason: Added missing quote boxes

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    GoesStation is offline Moderator
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    Re: see a revival

    Quote Originally Posted by glhf View Post
    Is it grammatically wrong to ask as 'What does it mean by 'saw a revival'?'?
    The words are grammatical, but the punctuation is wrong. This would be correct: Is it grammatically wrong to ask "What does it mean by 'saw a revival'?"

    Most style guides recommend combining sentence-ending punctuation to avoid duplication. In this case, the question mark in the quoted question does double duty for the question mark in the outer question.
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