Reply Sat 4 Dec, 2010 06:39 am
We are conscious that meaningful progress against great global challenges is the work of years, not days. We know that this gathering, in and of itself, is a foundation for ongoing cooperation that has to take place every day at every level of our government. And so, we will blend urgency and persistence in pursuit of shared goals.

How do we distinguish between "a gathering in itself" and "a gathering of itself" in the above context?
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Reply Sat 4 Dec, 2010 03:31 pm
You don't distinguish between in and of. 'In and of itself' is an idiomatic expression that means something like 'inherently'.
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