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    how to understand "in scenes not witnesses"

    here a quote from cnn,"Moussavi's allegations of ballot fraud and calls for a fresh vote have rallied thousands on the streets of Tehran and other cities, in scenes not witnesses in country since the Islamic Revolution of 1979 toppled its monarchy."how to understand "in scenes not witnesses".what does that mean?thanks

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    Re: how to understand "in scenes not witnesses"

    Quote Originally Posted by masterding View Post
    here a quote from cnn,"Moussavi's allegations of ballot fraud and calls for a fresh vote have rallied thousands on the streets of Tehran and other cities, in scenes not witnesses in country since the Islamic Revolution of 1979 toppled its monarchy."how to understand "in scenes not witnesses".what does that mean?thanks
    Actually I think this is a typing error - a good exercise for an attentive student. You are right to wonder what it means, because grammatically it's not correct. So it should be '... scenes not witnessedin the country.'

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    Re: how to understand "in scenes not witnesses"

    Quote Originally Posted by csheywood View Post
    Actually I think this is a typing error - a good exercise for an attentive student. You are right to wonder what it means, because grammatically it's not correct. So it should be '... scenes not witnessedin the country.'
    I think so too,thanks

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