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D00M
Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2018 7:13:00 AM

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Hello respected teachers,

Is there a "that" implied between "one" and "a woman" in the following?

Yet a paradoxical byproduct of the connections that the new nationalist rhetoric forged between the well-being of their state and domestic life was that the identity of the patriot became one a woman might attempt, with some legitimacy, to claim.

The custom of speaking is the original and only just standard of any language. Joseph Priestly- Rudiments of EG, 1761.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2018 8:01:59 AM

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Hi D00M.
I could see a 'which' in that spot. And some people might use 'that' also.

Yet a paradoxical byproduct of the connections that the new nationalist rhetoric forged between the well-being of their state and domestic life was that the identity of the patriot became one which a woman might attempt, with some legitimacy, to claim.[/quote]

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D00M
Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2018 8:12:27 AM

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Thank you DS.

Does "might" express ability in there?

The custom of speaking is the original and only just standard of any language. Joseph Priestly- Rudiments of EG, 1761.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2018 8:25:05 AM

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Not really.

Where there is a difference, "can" and "could" tend to express ability, whereas "will" and "would" express degrees of willingness.
"May" and "might" are more used for having permission or general 'possibility' - it might happen, it might not.

A woman might attempt to claim the identity 'patriot'. There's nothing stopping it and it's fairly likely to happen.

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