A question about an English sentence He states how it marked a milestone in [countryA-countryB] shared history as enduring treaty allies so in this sentence.What does 「shared history」refer to??? Is it 「milestone is shared history」or「Country A-country B is shared history」??? Could u tell me the reason?? Tks
Aug 30, 2018 10:44 AM
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'Shared history' means the history that the countries share. That could be good things such as trade, sport, and shared culture, or bad things such as wars and retaliations. Basically - things that the countries have done together. Here, it is 'shared history as ... allies'. There is no 'is', so neither of your sentences is correct. You can perhaps read [countryA-countryB] shared history more clearly as 'history shared between countryA and countryB'. So - the basic sentence is "he says it marked a milestone", or expanding "he states how it marked a milestone in their history as allies", and if you expand that, you get the original sentence. Does that make more sense?
August 30, 2018
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