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Aha ... you meant that as well as the above.

the Aznar government decided to equip the line with this system alone, except it was just a plan

That is, you meant:

the Aznar government decided to equip the line with this system only, only it was only a plan

... only, only one only would be the only way to go in that situation, unless you bail out entirely.


I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Thu Feb 21st, 2008 at 02:40:46 AM EST
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That's three only-s -- but the middle is not necessary if you re-add the first third of the sentence ("When in the nineties, ") :-)

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Feb 21st, 2008 at 09:25:11 AM EST
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Ah, but leading with the qualifier for the tail of the sentence, and the sense of "when" not clear until you get to the tail ...

In the nineties, the Aznar government decided to equip the line with this system alone, except it existed only on paper.


I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Thu Feb 21st, 2008 at 10:59:26 AM EST
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What about "though at that time" in place of "except"?

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Feb 21st, 2008 at 11:28:58 AM EST
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Better ... better still, "though, at the time"

Yeah, that works well.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Thu Feb 21st, 2008 at 03:05:04 PM EST
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