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how to segment this long sentence? thank you. “when they came to bury him, they could not fix it so he could lie next to all his three women. "——My Average Uncle (Robert P. Tristan Coffin )
Sep 28, 2018 6:35 AM
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The phrase “fix it so he could” conveys very little information (it essentially means "make / let him", perhaps like 让他) . We can safely simplify the whole sentence to: At the time they buried him, placing him next to all three of his women was impossible. or even: They were unable to bury him next to all three of his women.
September 28, 2018
“when they came to bury him, they could not fix it; so he could lie next to all his three women. " Or " when they came to bury him, they could not fix it so that he could lie next to all his three women. "
September 28, 2018
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