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    Given this sentence: "He's physically blinded since midway through part two of the trilogy", what's the meaning of since and through here?

    Since midway of what? The whole story, chapter the one, chapter the two and till the end of this second installment?

    Any help about the meaning of the sentence'd be of major gratitude.

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    He was reading/watching the second part of a triology (let's say oedipus trilogy, second part-oedipus rex). Towards the middle of the second part, he has become blind. (he shoul have chosen an easier text:))

    at least that's what I understood.. but this sentence should be revised I guess: "he became blind while he was reading the second part of the trilogy." or something like this. I hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by light View Post
    He was reading/watching the second part of a triology (let's say oedipus trilogy, second part-oedipus rex). Towards the middle of the second part, he has become blind. (he shoul have chosen an easier text:))

    at least that's what I understood.. but this sentence should be revised I guess: "he became blind while he was reading the second part of the trilogy." or something like this. I hope this helps.
    Thank You but I'm afraid it is not referring to a reader but a character inside the trilogy. He loses the vision in the story; so what I think to understand is that he's become blind at midway of the second chapter and till the end of this chapter, when it seems he recovers sight. Am I right?

    Thank You anyway and, please, feel free to add whatever opinion or suggestion you may have.
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    yes, let's say he is a character in a story and he becomes blind somewhere in the middle of the second chapter and this blindness continues till the end of the second chapter. but I can't see any clues that he recovers. he is still blind. because it says : he has become (present perfect), so he must still be blind. but perhaps he will recover in the third part, that we don't know. what do you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by light View Post
    yes, let's say he is a character in a story and he becomes blind somewhere in the middle of the second chapter and this blindness continues till the end of the second chapter. but I can't see any clues that he recovers. he is still blind. because it says : he has become (present perfect), so he must still be blind. but perhaps he will recover in the third part, that we don't know. what do you think?
    Yes indeed, but if the sentence is talking about his blindness through half the second chapter, I think it's plausible to think that at the end of this second chapter, or at least at the beginning of the third installment, he recovers sight. If blindness'd have kept at chapter the three, then the sentence had not been so accurate as for time of no vision.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    Given this sentence: "He's physically blinded since midway through part two of the trilogy", what's the meaning of since and through here?

    Since midway of what? The whole story, chapter the one, chapter the two and till the end of this second installment?

    Any help about the meaning of the sentence'd be of major gratitude.
    Halfway into the second part of the trilogy, "he" is blinded. Say the second part is 20 chapters long, he is blinded around chapter 10 or 11.

    There is no way to be more accurate without full context for the books concerned

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Halfway into the second part of the trilogy, "he" is blinded. Say the second part is 20 chapters long, he is blinded around chapter 10 or 11.

    There is no way to be more accurate without full context for the books concerned
    Thank you very much; it's clear I was keeping in my misunderstanding.

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