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The intelligent person, young or old, meeting a new situation or problem, opens himself up to it; he tries to take in with his mind and senses everything he can about it; he thinks about it, instead about himself or what it might cause to happen to him; he grapples with it boldly, imaginatively, resourcefully, and if not confidently at least hopefully;if he fails to master it, he looks without shame or fear at his mistakes and learns from them. This is intelligence. Clearly its roots lie in a certain feeling about life, and one's self with respect to life.

About "Clearly its roots lie in a certain feeling about life, and one's self with respect to life", which structual analysis is correct?:

(a) Clearly its roots lie in a certain feeling (about life, and one's self with respect to life).

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(b) Clearly its roots lie in (a certain feeling about life), and (one's self with respect to life).
 
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Clearly its roots lie in a certain feeling about life and one's self with respect to life

To the best of my knowledge this one without comma between "life"and "and"
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Ahmed88 said:
Clearly its roots lie in a certain feeling about life and one's self with respect to life

To the best of my knowledge this one without comma between "life"and "and"
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Yeh, but actually it has a comma, and that's why I'm confused.
 

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With the comma, it's (b). ;-)
 
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tdol said:
With the comma, it's (b). ;-)


Hello TDOL,
That is to say the sentense will be like that:
Clearly its roots lie in a certain feeling about life, and (lie )(in) one's self with respect to life.
Did you mean that?
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tdol said:
With the comma, it's (b). ;-)

Great!! I mean, a book (written by a Japanese) says (a) is the answer, but I thought it was (b). I've been afraid I am the only one thinking that way.

You've relieved me.

Thank you very much, tdol!! :D
 

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tdol, I think Ahmed88 would like to hear from you. :wink:
 

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Ahmed88 said:
tdol said:
With the comma, it's (b). ;-)


Hello TDOL,
That is to say the sentense will be like that:
Clearly its roots lie in a certain feeling about life, and (lie )(in) one's self with respect to life.
Did you mean that?
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The comma acts as a separator, so the logical choice is b). ;-)
 

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Taka said:
tdol said:
With the comma, it's (b). ;-)

Great!! I mean, a book (written by a Japanese) says (a) is the answer, but I thought it was (b). I've been afraid I am the only one thinking that way.

You've relieved me.

Thank you very much, tdol!! :D

You're welcome.;-)
 
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