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    It's surprising how narrow-minded he is given the fact he is so well-travelled.

    It's surprising how narrow-minded he is given the fact he is so well-travelled.

    What does the sentence mean?

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    Re: It's surprising how narrow-minded he is given the fact he is so well-travelled.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lenka View Post
    It's surprising how narrow-minded he is given the fact he is so well-travelled.

    What does the sentence mean?
    Traveling, particular to places with different customs and cultures, is usually a mind-expanding activity. In this case, the speaker is criticizing someone who is well-traveled but is still narrow-minded, not open to new things.

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    Re: It's surprising how narrow-minded he is given the fact he is so well-travelled.

    The sentence might be more clear if it were punctuated properly.

    It's surprising how narrow-minded he is, given the fact [that] he is so well-travelled.

    The first time I read it, I wondered what he is given meant.

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    Re: It's surprising how narrow-minded he is given the fact he is so well-travelled.

    Quote Originally Posted by mykwyner View Post
    The sentence might be more clear if it were punctuated properly.

    It's surprising how narrow-minded he is, given the fact [that] he is so well-travelled.

    The first time I read it, I wondered what he is given meant.
    Aha! This is what confused me . Now, when I see the commas, it seems easy to understand! Thanks.

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