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    Cool Keeping her company ... and more

    I'm not quite sure of understanding the following sentence:

    1) A historian who believes the women in Ingres' paintings are alive and keeping her company...

    Are the sentence saying that these women are friends to the historian (who so it occurs to be a woman) according to what the historian think?

    2) One more doubt:

    Given the sentence:

    "They are never alone, people go there from all over the world taking their flowers and their feelings to follow their steps from far and near."

    Sentence is referring to people who goes to a famous cementiry, but... What is the meaning of "...follow their steps far and near..."?

    a) The steps of those who visit tombs who come from far and near?

    b) The steps of those who are in tombs and that were from everywhere?

    Thank You very much for your help.

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    Re: Keeping her company ... and more

    1 Yes, they are like friends to the female historian.
    2 It's not really clear who 'their' refers to, but I suppose they are following the steps of the dead people whose graves they are visiting as they would have dies nearby.

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    Cool Re: Keeping her company ... and more

    Any help. please.

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    Re: Keeping her company ... and more

    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    Any help. please.
    "They" refers to the great artists and so on who are buried in the Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris. The first and second "their" refer to the visitors to the cemetery and third "their" refers to the great artists and so on, i.e. to the dead.

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