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    to this British reader

    Does "this British reader" refer back to the author him/herself of the news article?

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    Brian Greene’s Until the End of Time sits within a tradition of grand, synoptic visions of the Universe, rooted in physics, that feels (to this British reader) distinctively American. Halfway through, I realized why. With its scepticism of religion but openness to humanistic wonder, awe of nature, celebration of the individual and recognition of the power of physical law, the narrative has a strong whiff of transcendentalism.

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    Re: to this British reader

    Quote Originally Posted by GoodTaste View Post
    Does "this British reader" refer back to the author him/herself of the news article?
    Yes. You'll sometimes see the same usage from forum members.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 13-Feb-2020 at 14:13.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: to this British reader

    It's common in academic writing.

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