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    Taka is offline Senior Member
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    to tdol (urgent!)

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    The intelligent person, young or old, meeting a new situation or problem, opens himself up to it; he tries to take in with his mind and senses everything he can about it; he thinks about it, instead about himself or what it might cause to happen to him; he grapples with it boldly, imaginatively, resourcefully, and if not confidently at least hopefully;if he fails to master it, he looks without shame or fear at his mistakes and learns from them. This is intelligence. Clearly its roots lie in a certain feeling about life, and one's self with respect to life.

    About "Clearly its roots lie in a certain feeling about life, and one's self with respect to life", which structual analysis is correct?:

    (a) Clearly its roots lie in a certain feeling (about life, and one's self with respect to life).

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    (b) Clearly its roots lie in (a certain feeling about life), and (one's self with respect to life).

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    Re: to tdol (urgent!)

    Clearly its roots lie in a certain feeling about life and one's self with respect to life

    To the best of my knowledge this one without comma between "life"and "and"
    Regards

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    Taka is offline Senior Member
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    Re: to tdol (urgent!)

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahmed88
    Clearly its roots lie in a certain feeling about life and one's self with respect to life

    To the best of my knowledge this one without comma between "life"and "and"
    Regards
    Yeh, but actually it has a comma, and that's why I'm confused.

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    With the comma, it's (b).

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    Ahmed88 Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    With the comma, it's (b).

    Hello TDOL,
    That is to say the sentense will be like that:
    Clearly its roots lie in a certain feeling about life, and (lie )(in) one's self with respect to life.
    Did you mean that?
    Regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    With the comma, it's (b).
    Great!! I mean, a book (written by a Japanese) says (a) is the answer, but I thought it was (b). I've been afraid I am the only one thinking that way.

    You've relieved me.

    Thank you very much, tdol!! :D

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    tdol, I think Ahmed88 would like to hear from you. :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahmed88
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    With the comma, it's (b).

    Hello TDOL,
    That is to say the sentense will be like that:
    Clearly its roots lie in a certain feeling about life, and (lie )(in) one's self with respect to life.
    Did you mean that?
    Regards
    The comma acts as a separator, so the logical choice is b).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taka
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    With the comma, it's (b).
    Great!! I mean, a book (written by a Japanese) says (a) is the answer, but I thought it was (b). I've been afraid I am the only one thinking that way.

    You've relieved me.

    Thank you very much, tdol!! :D
    You're welcome.

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