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    I. The more understanding a work in the original, the more appreciating its elegance, the less translating the work, the harder I can catch the original perfectly.

    II. Understanding more a work in the original, appreciating more its elegance, translating less the work , hardly can I catch the original perfectly.

    Is there any syntax error in these sentences? Please.

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    Any comments?

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    Re: sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    I. The more understanding a work in the original, the more appreciating its elegance, the less translating the work, the harder I can catch the original perfectly.

    II. Understanding more a work in the original, appreciating more its elegance, translating less the work , hardly can I catch the original perfectly.

    Is there any syntax error in these sentences? Please.
    Puzzle,
    I am afraid that your sentences are very hard to understand. I find it extremely difficult to follow what you are trying to say.

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    I would agree. If we could inveigle the meaning from your florid sentences, we might be able to help!

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    I see. I know the best way to structure the sentence. I just want to know the sentences above have any grammar errors.

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    I. The more understanding a work in the original, the more appreciating its elegance, the less translating the work, the harder I can catch the original perfectly.

    II. Understanding more a work in the original, appreciating more its elegance, translating less the work , hardly can I catch the original perfectly.

    I have underlined the grammatical errors. And if you take the parenthesis out, the meaning is still alien to me: Understanding more a work in the original hardly can I catch the original perfectly. (II)

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    The more understanding a work in the original, the more appreciating its elegance, the less translating the work, the harder I can catch the original perfectly.

    The more understanding of a work in the original and the less translating, then the more I can appreciate its elegance, the more forcefully I can grasp the original perfectly.

    'harder': in this context, it suggests the meaning 'difficult' whereas I think you mean 'intense, strong, solidly'
    Last edited by David L.; 19-May-2008 at 13:33.

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