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    Who modifyes ?

    For a translator, or an interpreter, or any nonnative speaker who wishes for true fluency in spoken Japanese, reading manga is one of the best ways to keep up with the many changes that are constantly occuring in the Japanese language.

    Does the relative pronoun who modify just any nonnative speaker or a translator, an interpreter and any nonnative speaker? How do native speakers of English distinguish that?

    Thank you very much.

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    Re: Who modifyes ?

    It can be unclear. However, in this case the use of as single preposition (for) suggests to me that it covers them all. If I wished to imply that it only referred to the non-native speaker, then I would repeat the preposition.

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    Re: Who modifyes ?

    Oh I see. Thanks Tdol


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