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    #11

    Re: the previously/currently/X adj+noun

    Quote Originally Posted by LevyLi View Post
    I agree with you!
    The following examples are cited from https://www.lexico.com/definition/previously

    ‘Their results confirm the suspicion that it is a previously unknown coronavirus.’
    ‘When a diagnosis is eventually reached, it is on the basis of a previously unknown mutation.'

    I want to know whether "previously" is redundant.
    If not, what is its function?
    No, it isn't redundant there.

    The point is that the coronavirus/mutation is not unknown at the time of speaking.

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    #12

    Re: the previously/currently/X adj+noun

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    For each Plaintiff in a currently filed (non-Bellwether) case that is part of the
    MDL as of the date of Second Amended Case Management Order No. 4, the Defendants shall
    comply with the following schedule:
    .https://www.insd.uscourts.gov/sites/insd/files/MDL%202570%203rd%20Amended%20Case%20Mgmt%20Order%2 04.pdf
    I don't know how to interpret the "currently filed case"?
    It is a case which is currently filed?
    or a case which is currently being filed?
    In my understanding, filing was made before, so I am confused.
    The key to understanding this is to think of filed as an adjective describing a present state. Your confusion seems to be caused by incorrectly reading filed as a verb denoting a past action.

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    #13

    Re: the previously/currently/X adj+noun

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    The key to understanding this is to think of filed as an adjective describing a present state. Your confusion seems to be caused by incorrectly reading filed as a verb denoting a past action.
    Yes!
    I really don't identify the participle positioned before a noun is an adjective describing a present state or a passive voice verb denoting a past action?
    For example, filed denotes the state of being filed or the action of being filed.
    In my previous post, the prepared denotes the action of being prepared, not the state of being prepared. (because someone told the currently prepared statement is unnatural)
    Last edited by LevyLi; 13-Feb-2020 at 12:40.

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    #14

    Re: the previously/currently/X adj+noun

    Quote Originally Posted by LevyLi View Post

    ‘Their results confirm the suspicion that it is a previously unknown coronavirus.’
    ‘When a diagnosis is eventually reached, it is on the basis of a previously unknown mutation.'

    I want to know whether "previously" is redundant.
    If not, what is its function?
    It's there for a reason, but unknown may not be the best word. I think the writer meant previously unnoticed or undetected.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #15

    Re: the previously/currently/X adj+noun

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    It's there for a reason, but unknown may not be the best word. I think the writer meant previously unnoticed or undetected.
    https://news.uchicago.edu/story/cosmochemist-discovers-potential-solution-meteorite-mystery
    In the website, I read two words "the previously".
    One problem concerns the processes needed to obtain the high, post-condensation temperatures necessary to heat the previously condensed solid silicates into chondrule droplets.
    At the temperature at which iron becomes oxidized in the solar nebula, though, it diffuses too slowly into the previously formed magnesium silicates, such as olivine, to give the iron concentrations seen in the olivine of chondrules.
    I think the previously is used to indicate (1) the solid silicate is not condensed now and is in the droplet form, and (2) the magnesium silicate is in the chondrule form.
    Is it right?


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