They --- Re-visited

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They --- Re-visited

Post by Brahman » Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:50 pm

"As might be expected, Maugham was particularly scornful of the lessons in French, taught by masters who although they had a good grasp of grammar made no attempt to reproduce what they considered an entirely unnecessary foreign accent."

Please pardon my ignorance. Doesn't the clause "although had a good grasp of grammar" refer to the subject in the main clause, i.e., "masters". Hence, it does not require "they".

(And, by the bye, is "although.... grammar" called "non-defining clause"?)

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Post by Joe » Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:33 am

As might be expected, Maugham was particularly scornful of the lessons in French, taught by masters who made no attempt to reproduce what they considered an entirely unnecessary foreign accent. :ok:

As might be expected, Maugham was particularly scornful of the lessons in French, taught by masters who, although excellent in grammar, made no attempt to reproduce what they considered an entirely unnecessary foreign accent. :ok:

As might be expected, Maugham was particularly scornful of the lessons in French, taught by masters who, although having a good grasp of grammar, made no attempt to reproduce what they considered an entirely unnecessary foreign accent. :ok:

As might be expected, Maugham was particularly scornful of the lessons in French, taught by masters who, although they had a good grasp of grammar, made no attempt to reproduce what they considered an entirely unnecessary foreign accent. :ok:

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