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    Commas, And

    Consider the following:

    he is the powerful, smart, agile athlete and great philosopher that we all look up to.

    My question is:

    A:

    1-Does powerful and smart apply to (describe) both agile athlete and great philosopher ?

    2-Or, Does powerful and smart apply to (describe) agile athlete only, and hence, great philosopher is another additional issue.

    3-Or, do we consider each one separately:

    He is the powerful + He is the smart + He is the agile athlete + He is the great philosopher

    B:

    "that we all look up to" refers to:

    -the: great philosopher
    -the: agile athlete and great philosopher
    -the: powerful and smart and agile athlete and great philosopher


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    Re: Commas, And

    he is the powerful, smart, agile athlete and great philosopher that we all look up to.

    My question is:

    2-Or, Does powerful and smart apply to (describe) agile athlete only, and hence, great philosopher is another additional issue. YES
    It is the same as,
    He is the powerful, smart, agile athlete we all look up to.
    He is the great philosopher that we all look up to.

    B:

    "that we all look up to" refers to:

    -the: great philosopher
    -the: agile athlete and great philosopher
    -the: powerful and smart and agile athlete and great philosopher YES
    We look up to this man who is both a powerful, smart, agile athlete and a great philosopher.

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