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Classical architecture saw a revival in Renaissance Europe.

What does 'saw a revival' mean?

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Add: Is it grammatically wrong to ask as 'What does it mean by 'saw a revival'?'?

Source: Hackers Vocabulary book [David Cho]
 
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What does 'saw a revival' mean?
It means that classical architecture came back into fashion/popularity.

Is it grammatically wrong to ask as 'What does it mean by 'saw a revival'?'?
Yes it is.
 
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Is it grammatically wrong to ask [strike]as[/strike] 'What does it mean by 'saw a revival'?'?
The words are grammatical, but the punctuation is wrong. This would be correct: Is it grammatically wrong to ask "What does it mean by 'saw a revival'?"

Most style guides recommend combining sentence-ending punctuation to avoid duplication. In this case, the question mark in the quoted question does double duty for the question mark in the outer question.
 
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