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    Arrow What is "that" here?

    In the name of the Merciful Allah,
    Please, what does " that" in the following sentence refere to? "To the extent that you had any questions about these cases, you are already thinking like a psychologist".Also, "alreay" here is used as an intinsive, right?
    Somehow, "that" here, because of " extent", is like "where" or " in which" to me, but I know it couldn't be.
    Last edited by the arrow of egypt; 27-Jun-2007 at 18:14.


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    Re: What is "that" here?

    You are correct to think that "that" could be replaced with "which." This sentence simply means this:

    "If you have questions about these cases, you already think like a psychologist."

    Yes, "already" is an intensive emphasizing how unexpectedly soon something happens.

    Best regards!


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    Re: What is "that" here?

    Thanks alot, and welcome you in www.usingenglish.com. I know the general meaning, but I want to translate it literaly. I can't find a coordination between "that" and "extent". Instead, I'd get it if it was " in which", and not just "which". Could " in which" be hidden in the sentence right after "that" in order to avoid redundancy?
    Last edited by the arrow of egypt; 27-Jun-2007 at 21:05.

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    Re: What is "that" here?

    Hello Arrow,

    "To the extent that" here is a dead spatial metaphor. The measure of your questions is the measure of your psychologist-like thinking.

    "In which" might be latent there, e.g.

    1. You are already thinking like a psychologist, to the degree in which you had any questions about these cases.

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