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    how do u rephase this sentence

    The real damage to race relations in the south came not from slavery, but from Reconstruction, which would not have occurred if the South had won

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    Re: how do u rephase this sentence

    Hi you,
    What about?
    It wasn't slavery but Reconstruction, which would not have occured had the South won, that caused the real damage to race relations in the south.
    Bye.

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    Re: how do u rephase this sentence

    how about . . . .

    It was Reconstruction - which would not have occured had the South won - not slavery, that caused the real damage to race relations in the south.

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    Re: how do u rephase this sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    how about . . . .

    It was Reconstruction - which would not have occured had the South won - not slavery, that caused the real damage to race relations in the south.
    Hi susiedqq,
    Good job! Just one question!. I'm not a native speaker and I would like to know whether there is an important difference between yours and mine. Is it just a matter of giving greater emphasis and relevance to 'reconstruction' in your sentence or is there something else to it? That is, is mine ok as well, or there is a subtle nuance I fail to get. Thanks in advance.
    Regards.

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    Re: how do u rephase this sentence

    No, they mean the same. Just expressed differently.

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