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    pegah1993 is offline Newbie
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    Question no true alternative

    Hi
    This sentence is long and complicated and I can't understand what it says. could you please help me and explain it in a simple way?

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    Thus our question whether or not the still life-like accessories in our picture are invested with a symbolical meaning turns out to be no true alternative.

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    Re: could you please help me to understand this sentence?

    Welcome to the forum.

    Please tell us where you read this sentence, and in what context. Do you know who wrote it?

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    Re: could you please help me to understand this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Welcome to the forum.

    Please tell us where you read this sentence, and in what context. Do you know who wrote it?

    Thanks

    I read it in an article by Erwin Panofsky: "Jan Van Eyck's Arnolfini Portrait. I have translated this article into persian and the sentence in question is the only part that I can't understand at all.

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    Re: could you please help me to understand this sentence?

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    Re: no true alternative

    The sentence makes little sense. Does earlier text offer a question to which this other question could be an alternative?
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    Re: could you please help me to understand this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by pegah1993 View Post
    Thanks.

    I read it in an article by Erwin Panofsky: "Jan Van Eyck's Arnolfini Portrait". I have translated this article into Persian and the sentence in question is the only part that I can't understand at all.
    Note my corrections above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: no true alternative

    Quote Originally Posted by pegah1993 View Post
    Thus our question whether or not the still life-like accessories in our picture are invested with a symbolical meaning turns out to be no true alternative.
    I don't think it's meant to be still life-like, but rather still-life like. The accessories mentioned are probably examples of still-life.
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