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    reference problem?

    Dear Friends,

    My question is: what "as I have mentioned in the Introduction" (in relation to its position to "is") could refer to in the following:

    1. One immediate problem with the traditional view, as I have mentioned in the Introduction, is that it cannot account for metaphors.
    2. One immediate problem with the traditional view is, as I have mentioned in the Introduction, that it cannot account for metaphors.

    Can anyone see any difference as to what "as I have mentioned in the Introduction" refers to? (My guess is that they refer to defferent things.)

    Many thanks!

    P.


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    #2

    Re: reference problem?

    To be honest I see no difference.

    "One immediate problem with the traditional view" is what is mentioned in the introduction.


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    Re: reference problem?

    Does it mean that the problem was labeled "immediate" in the Introduction, too?


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    #4

    Re: reference problem?

    There is no way to answer that without reading the Introduction

    I would guess that it is not so described but cannot guarantee that it was labelled in that way.


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    Re: reference problem?

    Don't you think 1. could be interpreted as referring to the criticism in the Introduction being labeled as "immediate"? Because originally (in the Introduction) the criticism was NOT labeled "immediate".

    Many thanks.

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