a step 11 of his predecessors avoided.

Discussion in 'English Only' started by kazuhiko fudaba, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. kazuhiko fudaba Senior Member

    Japanese
    This sentences are from the article of NY Times 'Obama's Visit Raises Ghosts of Hiroshima'.

    With his decision to speak beneath that famous dome, Mr.Obama is taking a step 11 of his
    predecessors avoided.

    Question) What does a step 11 of his predecessors avoided?
     
  2. Barque Senior Member

    India
    Tamil
    There is an implied "that" between "step" and "11".

    ...Mr.Obama is taking a step [that] 11 of his predecessors avoided.
     
  3. Egmont Senior Member

    Massachusetts, U.S.
    English - U.S.
    This refers to the eleven U.S. Presidents, from Harry Truman through George W. Bush, who were in office after the Hiroshima bombing and before Obama.
     

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