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  1. #1
    Vunder31 is offline Newbie
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    Question regarding the interpretation of a sentence

    If someone writes "In this thread alone, several people have compared Obama to Bush", are you more likely to interpret it as:

    A) Several people have made Obama-Bush comparison posts in this thread

    B) Several people participating is this thread have made Obama-Bush comparison posts elsewhere


    C) In this thread, several people have made Obama-Bush comparisons. People (but not necessarily the same people) have also made Obama-Bush comparisons in other threads.

    Even if you believe the correct answer has already been posted, please post your opinion so that I can get a good feel for how many prefer the different options.
    Last edited by Vunder31; 25-Feb-2008 at 15:40.

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    susiedqq is offline Key Member
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    Re: Question regarding the interpretation of a sentence

    "In this thread alone" means that "just here, in this conversation," people have made comparisons . . .

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