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Can anyone help me rephrase this sentence? "Lost amid the election-year wrangling over the militants’ attack on the United States Mission in Benghazi, Libya, is a complex back story involving growing regional resentment against heavily armed American private security contractors, increased demands on State Department resources and mounting frustration among diplomats over ever-tighter protections that they say make it more difficult to do their jobs." I found this sentence quite difficult to understand. Can anyone help me analyze its grammatical structure? Thanks
Oct 13, 2012 2:04 PM
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Rephrased: A complex back (in the background) story has been lost amid the election-year wrangling over the militants’ attack on the United States Mission in Benghazi, Libya. This complex story involves the following elements: growing regional resentment against heavily armed American private security contractors; increased demands on State Department resources; and (finally) mounting frustration among diplomats over ever-tighter protections that they (the diplomats) say make it more difficult to do their jobs.
October 13, 2012
Vincent
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Chinese (Mandarin), English
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English