if it isn't the family The fact is, there is no foundation, no secure ground, upon which people may stand today if it isn't the family. What does the last part mean? ...people may stand today if it isn't for the family. My guess: If it isn't for the family we wouldn't stand here today.
Jul 5, 2019 8:26 AM
Answers · 1
Hi Xiao, yes, your second guess is more right than your first, but the "it" in "if it isn't the family" refers to the foundation and secure ground mentioned in the sentence. So, the sentence means that the family is the only foundation and secure ground people can stand on. Hope that helps!
July 5, 2019
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