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    two questions

    1. Can be in the sentence 'in some' mean 'according to some':

    All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, treasure may be hard to find.

    2. Please, rephrase the sentence:

    Whether this be the case with my history or not, I am hardly competent to judge.

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    Re: two questions

    Quote Originally Posted by PINKGREAT View Post
    1. Can be in the sentence 'in some' mean 'according to some':
    All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, treasure may be hard to find.
    2. Please, rephrase the sentence:
    Whether this be the case with my history or not, I am hardly competent to judge.
    All true histories contain instruction: There's always something to learn from history
    though in some: even though in some
    treasure may be hard to find: something really important or valuable is hard to find
    As you can see, 'in some' does not mean 'according to some'.

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    Re: two questions

    And how about to rephrase the second sentence?

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    Re: two questions

    Ah sorry, I thought it was your comment on the first sentence.
    Quote Originally Posted by PINKGREAT
    Whether this be the case with my history or not, I am hardly competent to judge.
    I am not able to say whether this is true in my history=the history of my country or my life history??? or not.

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    Re: two questions

    Context might help.
    CHAPTER I - THE PARSONAGE
    ALL true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity, that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates forthe trouble of cracking the nut. Whether this be the case with my history or not, I am hardly competent to judge. I sometimes think it might prove useful to some, and entertaining to others; but the world may judge for itself. Shielded by my own obscurity, and by the lapse of years, and a few fictitious names, I do not fear to venture; and will candidly lay before the public what I would not disclose to the most intimate friend.
    The author is saying the readers have to judge for themselves whether or not there is anything worthwhile to be learned from her life story.

    Al the best.

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    Re: two questions

    Context always helps. Often we post phrases out of nowhere, which, seen in their context make much more sense.

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