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    some unclear sentences

    Hello everyone

    I'd like to ask about some unclear parts in the following two paragraphs:

    So what we are observing in the orb photographs might not be
    the orb beings themselves but the ionizing effect their energy has on
    the surrounding atmosphere.
    Whatever explanation may be valid, it would be a mistake to say
    that no legitimate researcher takes photographs in any form of precipitation.
    In fact, if care is taken to ensure the effects of the raindrops
    are not confused with orbs, during precipitation may be one of
    the most rewarding times of all in which to conduct investigations.
    Despite that I must point out that most of the photographs I have
    included in this book were not taken during rainfall.

    1. Does "legitimate" mean true/genuine?
    2. Does "no legitimate researcher takes photographs in any form of precipitation" mean that every legitimate researcher sometimes can take photographs in hurry, i.e. in a careless manner?
    3. I have difficulty understanding the meaning and, the grammatical structure in particular, of the sentence "In fact, if care is taken to ensure the effects of the raindrops are not confused with orbs, during precipitation may be one of
    the most rewarding times of all in which to conduct investigations". The first part is clear, as for the second part (after second comma)... no idea.
    Last edited by KLPNO; 03-Aug-2008 at 15:32.


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    Re: some unclear sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by KLPNO View Post
    Hello everyone

    I'd like to ask about some unclear parts in the following two paragraphs:

    So what we are observing in the orb photographs might not be
    the orb beings themselves but the ionizing effect their energy has on
    the surrounding atmosphere.
    Whatever explanation may be valid, it would be a mistake to say
    that no legitimate researcher takes photographs in any form of precipitation.
    In fact, if care is taken to ensure the effects of the raindrops
    are not confused with orbs, during precipitation may be one of
    the most rewarding times of all in which to conduct investigations.
    Despite that I must point out that most of the photographs I have
    included in this book were not taken during rainfall.

    1. Does "legitimate" mean true/genuine? Yes.

    2. Does "no legitimate researcher takes photographs in any form of precipitation" mean that every legitimate researcher sometimes can take photographs in hurry, i.e. in a careless manner?
    It seems that precipitation is being used in the meteorological sense, meaning -
    every legitimate researcher can sometimes take photographs in conditions which contain precipitation (rain, snow, etc).

    3. I have difficulty understanding the meaning and, the grammatical structure in particular, of the sentence "In fact, if care is taken to ensure the effects of the raindrops are not confused with orbs, during precipitation may be one of
    the most rewarding times of all in which to conduct investigations". The first part is clear, as for the second part (after comma)... no idea. During precipitation (at a time when precipitation occurs) may be (could possibly be) one of the most rewarding times to conduct investigations (a great
    opportunity to carry out investigations).
    I'm not a teacher.

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