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    Question What does "in one place" mean?

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    What does " in one place" in this sentence mean:

    An old French textbook had a piece about a lawsuit concerning an inheritance of considerable value. Someone had bequeathed a certain sum to two nephews. The will had been folded when the ink was still wet, so that a number of small ink-blots had appeared in the text, in one place, the text could read either as deux "two" or d'eux "each of them"

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    Re: What does "in one place" mean?

    The "one place" is the location in the text of the now-abiguous word: either deux or d'eux.

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    Re: What does "in one place" mean?

    There should be a semi-colon before "in one place", not a comma.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: What does "in one place" mean?

    Please remember to tell us where you find any sentence you ask about.

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