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Go deeper in the context; don’t just leave what is grammatically fine. Get to the sense of the author:

 

Tauger stresses the role of environmental factors and goes as far as to question the exploitative nature of the Soviet collectivization of agriculture.

 

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Tauger stresses the role of environmental factors and goes so far as to question the exploitative nature of the Soviet collectivization of agriculture.

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In a book dealing with post-9/11 situation: “The planes colliding with buildings and collapsing skyscrapers were sensed more than cognized, felt more than intellectualized.”

This gives the impression that the planes collided with (a) buildings and (b) collapsing skyscrapers. Now, we know what the author means. The planes collided with the buildings and hence the skyscrapers collided. Hence,

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“The planes colliding with buildings and the collapsing skyscrapers were sensed more than cognized, felt more than intellectualized.”