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Roll of Honor Varnafindë
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That's ok - I'm just happy to see you posting again!

Let's hope this man and his reader-group know something important []

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One can always hope ...
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Yes ! []

Question though : to what this "its" in the current sentence is referring ? []

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Grammatically, it must be to that "one of the reader-groups" that he belongs to.

We may have lost some of the logic somewhere along the way, though []
Let's try to create a new logic where some of the old one is missing []

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Yes, that's what I thought as well. It's the only possibility.

I will try my best to find some lost logic somewhere. []

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I suppose there should be a full stop after my latest entry - I'll leave it for the next poster to add, though, in case he (why do I suppose it's a 'he'? [] ) changes the sentence structure after all.
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*bump*
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I'll read it again some time this week [] and see what ought to be done with it - perhaps we could get nearer to a conclusion?

Thank you for picking it up again!

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Did I get that right ? The young lady isn't a direct descendant of the Elf-Friends, only of the old Eregion-dwellers. But someone found one of the lost connections between the Eregion-dwellers and the Elf-friends, so she would be descendant of the first Elf-friends to have made contact with the Eregin-dwellers ? []


Or something.

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Then I guess I've drawn the logical conclusion of your statement.

Now perhaps we need to explain it further in the tale. []

I think we're getting somewhere, though []

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I think that to avoid further problems ( [] ) we need to clarify who is "they" in the current sentence. []
I guess "they" could refer to :
  • the ancestors
  • the Eregion-dwellers
  • the Elf-friends
  • the historians

Should we settle for one (or more) choice(s) ?

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It would be either the ancestors or the historians.
I don't remember if I thought of one of them when I wrote 'they', so I'm just trying to find what makes most sense from the previous sentences.

If it had been the historians, wouldn't he already know what they had found? Or is he debating how to interpret the histories?

And we are not discussing what to write, we're discussing how to interpret what we've already written. []

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Yes, it makes also more sense to me that "they" refers to the ancestors, since two sentences before, we have said that "the ancestors have found only one of the list connections ...". So if we're saying "Could they have found", it would make more sense that we mean "Could the ancestors have found" and then precise something about whatever they found ? []

Is that clear enough ? []

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I think that's good enough.
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Interesting to see that it's been moving again - I should update the full story and join in. Perhaps we can bring it closer to a conclusion?
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quote:
"Perhaps we can bring it closer to a conclusion?"
Is there such a thing??? []
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