respected but not feared

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respected but not feared

Post by azz » Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:07 am

a. He wasn't a man respected but not feared any more.
b. He was no longer a man respected but not feared.

Do these mean

1. He was still respected but now he was feared as well.
2. He was no longer respected but he was now feared.
3. He was now feared but not respected.
?

Many thanks.
Last edited by azz on Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:50 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: respected but not feared

Post by tony h » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:18 am

I am struggling* to make any sense of the two sentences and the third answer (a, b and 3).

* I gave up struggling.
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I'm puzzled therefore I think.

Re: respected but not feared

Post by azz » Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:02 pm

Thank you so much Tony.

I made a mistake when typing (3). A while after posting the question, I came back, reread it, noticed the error and edited it. But it somehow came back again! I suppose I made a mistake when editing it or something. I re-edited it. It should be fine now. My apologies.

Please allow me to have another shot at this.

c. The room was well-lit but cold. We turned off the lights and lit up a fire in the fireplace. After an hour or so, the room was dimly-lit but warm.

d. The room was well-lit but cold. We turned on the heater. After an hour, the room was warm.

e. The room was well-lit but cold. We turned off the light. It was now dark and cold.


Do these work?
I hope they make more sense.

Many thanks.
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