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    #1

    latter and example

    Dear teachers,

    I have two questions to ask:

    No.1

    Mention of context brings us to the second important addendum in conncection with sense-relations, namely that these latter are hightly context-senstive.
    My question is : why 'these latter'? I only know we can say 'the latter'.

    No.2
    For an example, let us return to the world of cricket.

    My question is: why 'for AN exmaple'? I only know we can say 'for example'.


    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

    P.S.
    The earthquake that took place in Taiwan has damaged the cable. And it is possible that I can't reply in time because of this. Actually I tried to surf this site yesterday but failed.

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    #2

    Re: latter and example

    1 I would use 'the' in that sentence.

    2 For an example = let's go and a get a single example (of something we know about from earlier in the text); cricket has an example of whatever they're talking about.

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    #3

    Re: latter and example

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    1 I would use 'the' in that sentence.

    ...
    So would I. I think the 'these' comes from this possible paraphrase:

    'Mention of context brings us to the second important addendum in connection with sense-relations, namely that these are highly context-sensitive.'

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    #4

    Re: latter and example

    Dear Tdol,
    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.

    This site is the only international website I can occasionally succeed surfing but it is extremely slow.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    1 I would use 'the' in that sentence.

    2 For an example = let's go and a get a single example (of something we know about from earlier in the text); cricket has an example of whatever they're talking about.


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    #5

    Re: latter and example

    Dear teacher,
    Could you pls tell me the meaning of 'context-senstive'
    By the way, Jiang, maybe it is the probem of your bandwidth, I can log on this site very quickly.

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    #6

    Re: latter and example

    Many areas in Asia are experiencing difficulties after the recent earthquake, which damaged the cables in the sea. I'm in Japan on a superb connection and it's been slow too since then.
    If something is context-sensitive, it could be misunderstood outside that context.


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    Re: latter and example

    See, thanks

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    Re: latter and example

    Dear BobK,
    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    So would I. I think the 'these' comes from this possible paraphrase:

    'Mention of context brings us to the second important addendum in connection with sense-relations, namely that these are highly context-sensitive.'

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