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    Question A sentence

    "As writing and translating are inseparably linked together, we have to keep in mind that because writing is creative, the same, despite the limitations imposed on the translator, apply to those of us who translate."

    I would say "applies" - would I be right?

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    Re: A sentence

    First, what does the same refer to?

    As writing and translating are inseparably linked together, we have to keep in mind that because writing is creative, the same (thing)--despite the limitations imposed on the translator--applies to those of us who translate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    First, what does the same refer to?

    As writing and translating are inseparably linked together, we have to keep in mind that because writing is creative, the same (thing)--despite the limitations imposed on the translator--applies to those of us who translate.
    Your interpretation is exactly the same as mine, which makes me feel as happy as this puppy from "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," when Alice, trying to do everything to avoid being trampled under its fit, played with it with a little bit of stick.

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    Re: A sentence

    Hold on.

    I have no idea what the sentence in question (post #1) is trying to express. What does the same (thing) refer to exactly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    Hold on.

    I have no idea what the sentence in question (post #1) is trying to express. What does the same (thing) refer to exactly?
    OK. For me this the same refers to "being creative". But frankly, the more times I read the sentence the less I understand it; I miss the meaning. I change my question - is this sentence correct? And what does it mean? The use of "as" (it is here used with the meaning "because", isn't it?) and "because" in the same sentence confuses to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyggus View Post
    I change my question - is this sentence correct? And what does it mean? The use of "as" (it is here used with the meaning "because", isn't it?) and "because" in the same sentence confuses to me.
    The sentence is ungrammatical. As works but writing and translating are repeated again and again throughout the sentence; moreover, inseparably linked together sounds great but it's redundant. As for because, yes, it's confusing because it's incorrect. Omit it.

    I tried to rework your sentence but was unable to unravel the maze you've so artfully crafted.

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    Re: A sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    The sentence is ungrammatical. As works but writing and translating are repeated again and again throughout the sentence; moreover, inseparably linked together sounds great but it's redundant. As for because, yes, it's confusing because it's incorrect. Omit it.

    I tried to rework your sentence but was unable to unravel the maze you've so artfully crafted.
    Dear Casiopea, thank you very much, it's such a relief to hear this! It means it's not that bad with my understanding of the language! (It wasn't my sentence, fortunately!)

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    You're most welcome, and I hope you are able to rework the sentence.

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    Re: A sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by nyggus View Post
    The use of "as" (it is here used with the meaning "because", isn't it?) and "because" in the same sentence confuses to me.

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    Say confuses me. Omit the to.



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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    Say confuses me. Omit the to.

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    Thanks, RonBee!

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