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"Fill" means to capacity. It doesn't sound right to ask for your plate to be "filled" with "some". Filling anything requires as much as is necessary. If you want an entire plate of salad, with no room for anything else, ask "can you fill my plate with salad". Note that, if you already had something else on your plate, "filling" it would mean filling the ...


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I will offer an alternative analysis, since I fear my comments have confused the OP. To be sure, this is a somewhat unusual construction. Let's first start with semantics, that is, the meaning of the sentence. I repeat the rephrasing of the previous answer: [1] A self-sacrificing man such as the one who has come wins our sympathy and ...


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You are correct. The sentence as written is wrong and has no meaning.


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