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    that, accord

    Socialist industry also works within a frame-work of controlled prices. In the early 1970s, the Soviet Union began to give firms and industries some of flexibility in adjusting prices that a more informal evolution has accorded the capitalist system.

    1. what does the "that" refer to?
    2. why isn't it "has accorded with?"

    thanks

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    Re: that, accord

    Quote Originally Posted by mengta View Post
    Socialist industry also works within a frame-work of controlled prices. In the early 1970s, the Soviet Union began to give firms and industries some of flexibility in adjusting prices that a more informal evolution has accorded the capitalist system.

    1. what does the "that" refer to?
    2. why isn't it "has accorded with?"

    thanks
    1) "flexibility", which needs a determiner - "the" or "that"
    2) It's not "accorded with", because "accorded" has a different meaning without the preposition - "furnish", "grant", or "provide" (often with a sense of graciousness on the part of the giver): "Will you accord me the favour of a moment of your time?"

    So the sentence means "In the early 1970s, the Soviet Union began to give firms and industries some of the flexibility in adjusting prices that a more informal evolution has provided for the capitalist system."

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    Last edited by BobK; 11-Oct-2006 at 10:37.

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