being very poor

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navi
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being very poor

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1) Ignatius Street was a particular problem area with the quality of lighting very poor at each end of it.

2) ‘Ignatius Street was a particular problem area with the quality of lighting being very poor at each end of it.

I found '1' in the Oxford dictionary.

https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/poor
Meaning '2' (click of 'more example sentences')

Sentence '2' is mine.

My question is whether in '1' and in '2' Ignatius Street was a particular problem area because the quality of lighting was very poor at each end of it; or the poor quality of lighting was a contributing factor to the street being a particular problem; or the quality of lighting was something to consider in addition to the street being a particular problem.

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Re: being very poor

Post by darcy »

On their own, the sentences are open to various interpretations but the original context would probably have made it clearer. My first interpretation, as a native speaker of English, was the same as your first one.
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