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    As far as you decide to look back on the past, you'll see that men have always fought for freedom.

    Is the sentence above correct? I'm not sure about the underlined part.
    Thank you in advance

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    Re: sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Englishlanguage View Post
    If you look far back into the past, you'll see that men have always fought for freedom.

    Is the sentence above correct? I'm not sure about the underlined part.
    Thank you in advance
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    Re: sentence

    Thank you for replying, Bianca
    Your correction changes the meaning of the sentence.
    What I want to say is that you can look back to the XIX century or to the II century before Christ but you'll see the same thing.
    How can I convey this meaning?

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    Re: sentence

    Try:
    No matter how far you look back into the past you'll see that men have always fought for freedom.
    ~R


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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    Try:
    No matter how far you look back into the past you'll see that men have always fought for freedom.
    ~R
    This sounds better,
    thank you ronbee

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    Re: sentence

    You're welcome.


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    Re: sentence

    I just came up with an idea.
    What about this?
    As far back as you decide to look (on the past), you'll see that men have always fought for liberty.
    Should I exclude on the past or is it ok?

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    #8

    Re: sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Englishlanguage View Post
    I just came up with an idea.
    What about this?
    As far back as you decide to look (on the past), you'll see that men have always fought for liberty.
    Should I exclude on the past or is it ok?
    Yes, exclude "on the past" as that meaning is already in the text that precedes that("As far back as you decide to look").

    ~R


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    Ok,
    thank you

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