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what is the meaning of "then" is ? thank you . [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2008-12-4 01:29:37 |Display all floors
Buffett started to invest in Berkshire, then a struggling textile maker,

"Buffett started to invest in Berkshire, back then a struggling textile maker, " would be the correct way of saying it as the end of the sentence could change its meaning:
Buffett started to invest in Berkshire, then a struggling textile maker also invested...

the key is the comma after "maker" this tells you that part of the sentence is finished which means you have to define in what context "Then" is used, in this case to mean the past, if however if  "back" had been included, the sentence would be easier to read.

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