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Help Please:How to combine these sentences into a single sentence?

 
 
Reply Sun 20 Mar, 2016 01:44 am
Help me please: How to combine these sentences into a single sentence, using coordination, subordination or both:
Bertrand Russell was one of the very few persons.
The very few persons have received the Order of Merit.
They have received the Nobel Prize for literature.
The British government conferred the Order of Merit on Bertrand Russell.
It was conferred in 1949.
The Nobel Prize was conferred in Norway.
It was conferred in 1950.
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jespah
 
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Reply Sun 20 Mar, 2016 05:44 am
@Chunpu Gu,
Show us what you've got so far.

Hint: 'the very few persons' is really not grammatical. You'll need to change that on top of everything else.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Sun 20 Mar, 2016 10:01 am
@Chunpu Gu,
Bertrand Russell was one of the very few persons to have received the Order of Merit as well as a Nobel Prize for literature, The British government having conferred the the former in 1949, the latter in Norway, 1950

Chun, tell us something about yourself
saab
 
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Reply Sun 20 Mar, 2016 10:09 am
Is the sentence to understand that Bertram Russel got the Nobel prize in litteratur in Norway?
The Nobel prize in litteratur has never been given in Norway - always in Sweden.
Norway only has the Nobel prize for Peace.
saab
 
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Reply Sun 20 Mar, 2016 10:40 am
@saab,
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The British government having conferred the the former in 1949, the latter in Norway, 1950


In above sentence it sounds as if the British government conferred the Nobel Prize in Norway.
That would mean 2 (two) mistakes in one sentence.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Sun 20 Mar, 2016 12:56 pm
@saab,
Quote:
... as if the British government conferred the Nobel Prize in Norway.
Yea, alas, that's what I thought was meant

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That would mean 2 (two) mistakes in one sentence
And I can do even better'n that
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Chunpu Gu
 
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Reply Mon 21 Mar, 2016 11:47 pm
@jespah,
Thank you very much. What I've got is that: Bertrand Russell was one of the very few persons who have received the Order of Merit conferred by the British government in 1949, and the Nobel Prize for literature conferred in Norway in 1950.
I wonder if what I have wittten above may be understood as both the Order of Merit and the Nobel Prize only given to Bertand Russell one person.
roger
 
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Reply Mon 21 Mar, 2016 11:48 pm
@Chunpu Gu,
It's certainly clear to me.
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saab
 
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Reply Tue 22 Mar, 2016 12:45 am
@Chunpu Gu,
The sentence is clear.
Still there is the mistake about the Nobel Prize. It was conferred in Sweden and not in Norway.
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Chunpu Gu
 
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Reply Tue 22 Mar, 2016 12:48 am
@dalehileman,
Thank you so much.
I am a freshman. This is a question in my homework. I think long sentences I have written are often misunderstood.So I ask for help in case of ambiguity.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Tue 22 Mar, 2016 09:25 am
@Chunpu Gu,
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in case of ambiguity
Alas Chu I'm fullovit
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