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English term or phrase:from our presence
English translation:stressed from/by our presence
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09:13 Feb 9, 2007
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English term or phrase: from our presence
Context:Organisers of a paragliding event advising pilots on the impact of their landing on farmlands upon the farm animals.

"Flying accross country often takes pilots over farmlands holding valuable horses and cattle. These animals can become quite stressed when seeing our aircraft flying low above them and from our presence when we land in their fields."

My question is, what does the "from our presence" refer to? Does it mean from the headquarters or launching site? It is understandable that the animals are distressed when they see aircrafts flying low over their heads, but why are they upset at seeing the aircraft "flying from our presence"?
albertdeng
New Zealand
Local time: 19:09
stressed from/by our presence
Explanation:
It's badly written - I'm fairly sure it means they get stressed (a) when they see low-flying aircraft, and (b) by the fact that we are there with them when we land in their fields ("our presence"). "From" refers back to "stressed" - "our presence" is a source of stress (but I would have used "by" to make this clearer).

Think of the sentence this way:

These animals can become quite stressed [when seeing our aircraft flying low above them] and [from our presence when we land in their fields].

Isn't this an Eng-Eng question? :)
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Peter Shortall
Local time: 08:09
Grading comment
Thank you for your explanation. You are right. It is poorly written. (I did not miss writing any words. The original writers did.)
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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stressed from/by our presence


Explanation:
It's badly written - I'm fairly sure it means they get stressed (a) when they see low-flying aircraft, and (b) by the fact that we are there with them when we land in their fields ("our presence"). "From" refers back to "stressed" - "our presence" is a source of stress (but I would have used "by" to make this clearer).

Think of the sentence this way:

These animals can become quite stressed [when seeing our aircraft flying low above them] and [from our presence when we land in their fields].

Isn't this an Eng-Eng question? :)

Peter Shortall
Local time: 08:09
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 15
Grading comment
Thank you for your explanation. You are right. It is poorly written. (I did not miss writing any words. The original writers did.)

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Will Wong: yeah badly written sentence.
5 mins
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agree  Nesrin
17 mins
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agree  Alison Jenner: Not well written, but that's how I understood it, too.
31 mins
  -> Thanks

agree  Will Matter: Poorly written but nice explanation. You did a good job of clarifying it.
15 hrs

agree  tulip855: Very good explanation for this context.
2 days15 hrs
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Feb 9, 2007 - Changes made by Denyce Seow:
Term askedOne sentence » from our presence
Language pairChinese to English » English


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