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What does this mean?

Postby pdh0224 » Tue Sep 21, 2004 5:28 am

Dear teacher,

Mr. Hu and Mr. Jiang did not publicly spar. But there were signs that their relationship had become strained. Mr. Jiang rejected a framework for China's emergence as a great power that Mr. Hu supported. The policy framework, known by the slogan "peaceful rise," was dismissed by Mr. Jiang as too soft when China was threatening Taiwan with military force.

Q : What does "as too soft" mean? I think

The policy framework, known by the slogan "peaceful rise," was dismissed by Mr. Jiang as China was threatening Taiwan with military force too soft when China was threatening Taiwan with military force.

The function of the "as" is a sentential-relative pronoun.

What do you think?


All the best, :)
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Postby Alan » Thu Sep 23, 2004 11:41 am

'....was dismissed as too soft' means 'was dismissed as SOMETHING too soft WOULD BE DISMISSED'.

'As' is a conjunction here.
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Postby larklake » Mon Sep 27, 2004 11:14 am

By the Way!@
China has never threaten Taiwan with military force.
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Postby Alan » Tue Sep 28, 2004 10:37 am

To be sure!
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