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    Rephrase, please! Urgent!

    "The principal made what appeared to be a judicious decision."

    Could anyone rephrase the meaning of the sentence above?

    Is "made what appeared to" a phrase? If so what does its meaning exactly?

    Thanks in advance?

    :)


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    Re: Rephrase, please! Urgent!

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    "The principal made what appeared to be a judicious decision."

    Could anyone rephrase the meaning of the sentence above?

    Is "made what appeared to" a phrase? If so what does its meaning exactly?

    Thanks in advance?

    :)
    what appeared to be is an adverbial phrase. Made is the verb of the sentence. This phrase means that the decision seemed to be wise/fair but it really wasn't.

    On the surface the principle made a judicious decision.


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    Re: Rephrase, please! Urgent!

    Quote Originally Posted by Naamplao View Post
    what appeared to be is an adverbial phrase. Made is the verb of the sentence. This phrase means that the decision seemed to be wise/fair but it really wasn't.

    On the surface the principal made a judicious decision.
    Sorry - had to correct it


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    Re: Rephrase, please! Urgent!

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Sorry - had to correct it
    Hahaha....my personal spell checker...I make that typo often

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