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Dear Sir/Maam, In the minds of many people

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Dear Sir/Maam, In the minds of many people [#permalink] New post 23 May 2003, 06:18
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Dear Sir/Maam,

In the minds of many people living in England,( before Australia was Australia, it was the antipodes,) the opoosite pole to civilization, an obscure and uninmaginable place that was considered the end of the world.

Notice that we can change the parentheses.

What is wrong with this choice to replace the words in parentheses?

Australia was what had been known as the antipodes. According to the author, it changes the meaning. How can it, because Australia used to be known as the antipodes. The present perfect also cannot be used because it interrupts the time frame for the rest of the sentence.
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 [#permalink] New post 25 May 2003, 22:05
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Curly,


the sentence says that Australia was an antipode to England (not sure about the preposition here and idiom itself) - it was not, however, known as the antipode. It is similar to saying that he is my Enemy vs. he is known as the Enemy. :rocket


P.S. Antipodes, is actually a group of islands SE of and belonging to New Zealand. 24 sq. mi. (62 sq. km).
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Australia. [#permalink] New post 26 May 2003, 14:27
Or, it was the antipodes that used to be considered the opposite pole of the world before Australia, used to be known as the opposite pole of the world.
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Re: Australia. [#permalink] New post 31 May 2003, 08:15
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VTay25 wrote:
Or, it was the antipodes that used to be considered the opposite pole of the world before Australia, used to be known as the opposite pole of the world.



I can't really make of what you mean here.

What do you refer to by the Antipodes?
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Reply to Bogdan [#permalink] New post 01 Jun 2003, 08:52
Bogdan,

I think I understand my wrong answer choice. Please refer back to it in the original question. Australia was never referred to as the antipodes, right?
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Jun 2003, 08:58
Shit, okay to swear in this form,?

I meant, Bogdan, that the antipodes were considered the opposite pole to end of the world, right?
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Jun 2003, 20:08
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VTay25 wrote:
Shit, okay to swear in this form,?

I meant, Bogdan, that the antipodes were considered the opposite pole to end of the world, right?



There is a difference between being known to be smth and actually being smth. That's the whole answer.

Swearing is not encouraged - it is not a sign of intillect for sure, but so far we have not had problems with this.

I would say I would prefer not to overuse it, thought it is sometimes needed. That's why I did not turn on the filter to prevent messages with certain words from being posted.


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Posting [#permalink] New post 03 Jun 2003, 05:48
Actually, I looked this over last night and don't know what it refers to , that's where they try to trick us.
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