A sentence from Confessions by St Augustine

guzhao67

Junior Member
Joined
Oct 16, 2008
Member Type
Student or Learner
Native Language
French
Home Country
France
Current Location
China
Hi, there, the following is a sentence from Confessions by St Augustine:
Then I applied my mind strenuously to seeing if I there were any firm grounds on which I could convict the Manichees of falsehood. (Everyman's Library Edition, P105)
My question is: How to understand "I" in the underlined part of the sentence? (I doubted this could be a print mistake)
Thank you.
 

Rover_KE

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Jun 20, 2010
Member Type
Retired English Teacher
Native Language
English
Home Country
England
Current Location
England
It can only be a printing error.
 

guzhao67

Junior Member
Joined
Oct 16, 2008
Member Type
Student or Learner
Native Language
French
Home Country
France
Current Location
China
Thank you, Rover, I'm in china, and the "Thank" and "Like" buttons don't work due to the government internet censorship. I tried to solve this problem by searching the web but failed, it seems that the problem was caused by the unfriendly relationship between Chinese government and Google. By the way, you used "printing error" instead of "print mistake", of couse "printing error" must be the right one, but I want to learn more, could you tell me the difference between them, or "print mistake" is just an incorrect expression? Thank you again.
 

emsr2d2

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Jul 28, 2009
Member Type
English Teacher
Native Language
British English
Home Country
UK
Current Location
UK
"Print mistake" doesn't work. You could use "printing mistake" but "printing error" is the most common phrase.
 
Top