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rewriting for confirmation of my understanding

 
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hiromichi



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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 3:57 am    Post subject: rewriting for confirmation of my understanding Reply with quote

“He knew going in that this is kind of a meat grinder, that nobody comes out of the deputy attorney general position without aging.”

Can I rewrite the above into below:

"Going in that, he knew this is kind of a meat grinder, and that nobody comes out of the deputy attorney general position without aging."
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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 5:52 pm    Post subject: Re: rewriting for confirmation of my understanding Reply with quote

I don't think so. The original sentence is "he knew going in" which means "he was aware when he accepted the position" The "that" introduces "this is kind of a meat grinder." It is a grammatical "that".

You could rewrite it as "Going in, he knew (that) this is kind of a meat grinder..."
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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lorikeet,
I got it. Thank you.
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