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    correct?

    Dear Friends,

    In the following sentence I have two things that I want you to have a look at:

    This example has been taken from Giora (2005) but I owe it to Ronnie Brosh, from whom Giora had borrowed it as a result of? a personal communication in 2003.

    1. Is the past perfect (had borrowed) o.k.?
    2. What preposition/structure is used here?

    Thank you and Merry Christmas, everyone!

    Palinkasocsi

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    Re: correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by palinkasocsi View Post
    Dear Friends,

    In the following sentence I have two things that I want you to have a look at:

    This example has been taken from Giora (2005) but I owe it to Ronnie Brosh, from whom Giora had borrowed it as a result of? a personal communication in 2003.

    1. Is the past perfect (had borrowed) o.k.?
    2. What preposition/structure is used here?

    Thank you and Merry Christmas, everyone!

    Palinkasocsi
    1 Yes. The writer used an example taken from Gioras book written in 2005.
    Two years previously, Giora had borrowed it.

    2 I think it's just badly chosen, and probably means something simpler like 'after'. But if the personal communication just started a train of thought, it might mean 'following on from'.

    And a Merry Christmas to you

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    Re: correct?

    Thanks BobK!

    As I understand, if Giora has heard the example in question on a particular occasion of her conversation with Ronnie, the use of 'after' is better.

    Am I right?

    Thank you again.

    Best,

    Palinkasocsi

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    Re: correct?

    I think so. "As a result of" allows for too many optional (or unspecified) trains of events ; Giora's being a bit coy: 'I might have got it this way, or that may have happened ... oh, what an interesting life I lead [and aren't you envious]!'

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