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Confusing sentence

Confusing sentence

Posted Mar 4, 2004 7:19 UTC (Thu) by zonker (subscriber, #7867)
In reply to: Confusing sentence by Ross
Parent article: FreeS/wansong

Well, it was a direct quote so I couldn't change it... but it does make sense the way it's written (at least it made sense to me...).

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Confusing sentence

Posted Mar 6, 2004 1:23 UTC (Sat) by giraffedata (subscriber, #1954) [Link]

It looks wrong if you take "seeming" to be a verb. But it's an adjective here. The base clause is, "without restriction," which sounds fine. "Seeming" modifies "restriction." If you use the more common synonym "apparent" for "seeming," you can see more clearly how to parse the sentence: "without apparent restriction..."

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