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    What is the subject of the phrase

    Hello Eeveryone,

    In the following sentence, I would like to know what the subject of the underlined phrases is, he or someone who forced him to leave American?

    he was almost exiled to American on the assumption that selling cars in America would be a sure place.


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    Re: What is the subject of the phrase

    Quote Originally Posted by sky753 View Post
    Hello Eeveryone,

    In the following sentence, I would like to know what the subject of the underlined phrases is, he or someone who forced him to leave American?

    he was almost exiled to American on the assumption that selling cars in America would be a sure place.


    Best Regards

    Sky
    No one is forcing him to leave America. It seems that he was almost forced to go to America as it is assumed that selling cars in America will be a secure job.

    The sentence does not in itself make sense.

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    Re: What is the subject of the phrase

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    No one is forcing him to leave America. It seems that he was almost forced to go to America as it is assumed that selling cars in America will be a secure job.

    The sentence does not in itself make sense.
    Many thanks for your reply!

    The context are as follows:

    ÖCatayama who is a kind of exuberant , somewhat aristocratic man was very frustrated at home in Tokyo. There seem to be no place for him in the company. He loved making cars. He was on the wrong side politically. And thatwas a very political company,and he was almost exiled to American on the assumption that selling cars in America would be a sure place ;if you wanted someone to fail, thatís what you would do. and he came here and he loved the America . I mean ,he was more at home , oddly enough, in America than he was in JapanÖ

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    Re: What is the subject of the phrase

    It was the company that made the assumptions and did the exiling. The company is the subject.

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