Accustomed to the 'charge' that they impose lessons ....

smileybean

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Can anyone explain this for me? Is there a way or a pause so that I can understand the sentence? Thanks.

Accustomed to the charge that they impose lessons on the past rather that derive insights from it....
 
  • smileybean

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    Cantonese
    Accustomed to the charge that they impose lessons on the past rather then derive insights from it, historians have developed a number of arguments which suggest that socially useful knowledge can be drawn from the study of history.
     

    panjandrum

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    Accustomed to the charge that they impose lessons on the past rather then derive insights from it, historians have developed a number of arguments which suggest that socially useful knowledge can be drawn from the study of history.

    Historians are used to being accused of imposing lessons on the past rather than deriving insights from it.
    In response, they have developed a number of arguments which suggest that socially useful knowledge can be drawn from the study of history.
     
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