Post by ***@gmail.com Post by CDB Post by ***@gmail.com Post by Peter T. Daniels Post by ***@gmail.com
The following comments/reviews are excerpted from
<https://zhuanlan.zhihu.com/p/95671849>: <quote> In August, 2019,
Yuanbo Zhang's group proposed that in twisted bilayer MnBi2Te4,
the system exhibits highly tunable Chern bands with Chern number
up to 3. The staggered potential from the twisting here is like
the role of staggered magnetic field in Haldane model that they
both can break the TRs. </quote>
I don't know how to determine the antecedent of the last clause
used above, i.e., "that they both can break the TRs". Any hints
will be highly appreciated.
"That" is not a pronoun, but a conjunction. "In" is missing before "that."
The clause has no antecedent. The antecedents of "they both" are a
pair of things recently mentioned -- staggered potential and
staggered magnetic field.
... (in) that they both can break the TRS (time reversal symmetry).
But I still can't figure out why "they both" in the above structure
needs antecedents. I mean, it seems that everything needed for the
above sentence is already there, and is sufficient, complete, and
Post by Peter T. Daniels
I have, of course, no idea what it's talking about, but the grammar
is perfectly clear.
"In that" is a kind of phrasal conjunction that introduces an
explanation of of "the staggered potential from the twisting here is
like the role of staggered magnetic field in Haldane model". The former
is like the latter *because* both of them can break the TRs.
If so, why not just replace *(in) that* with *because* just as you supplied above.
Because that's an oversimplification, and "because" and "in that" (or
for that matter), *inasmuch as", and FROM BOTH of those) carry subtle
differences in meaning.
Unfortunately, said differences are more a matter of running across
sentences where each of at least the first two and with luck third as
well have occurred "in the wild", so it's a matter of nuance that even
native speakers pick the wrong option on, often, until deep into high
school or even university.
Post by ***@gmail.com Post by CDB
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