just native speakers of English

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just native speakers of English

Unread post by Fathy » Tue Dec 19, 2006 2:44 am

my question is related to discourse analysis. read the following sentence and tell me whether
even by
shows expectation or counterexpectation. if u could give me linguistic explanation i would appreciate it. but if u cant just go through your intuition.by expectation i mean that whether (after even by)something in line with our expectation (based on what has been mentioned in preceding lines) would be mentioned or something which opposes our expectation.
the last point is that i am in hurry. ive just 36 hrs after posting it.
"National unity and reconciliation may still not be promoted even by establishing as complete a picture as possible of the causes, nature and extent if the gross violations of human rights"
M. Fathy

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