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My first take

Posted by DH on December 09, 2004

In Reply to: This was of ten put forward posted by SR on December 09, 2004

: : : The context:
: : : "In view of the high rate of divorce, this was of ten put forward as a reason for avoiding marriage". Can anyone clarify the meaning of "ten put forward".
: : : Thanks. Braza

: : Remove a space and it becomes clear. "This was often put forward."

: Braza, as I read it, there were ten reasons put forward for avoiding marriage, and the high rate of divorce is but one of them. SR

SR: That was my first take too. If we had been right, tho, I would have said "...this was one of ten..."--DH