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What does "those given"  here mean? ?

the best Christmas gifts came not from the gift received, but from those given, 

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  • Anonymous
    6 days ago

    It means people who were given

  • 4 weeks ago

    It means those who were given something. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    It means those given Christmas gifts     

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Means more then 1 given.   

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    It is better to give than receive, 

    which is right up there with the cheque's in the post

    and the dog ate my homework.

  • ?
    Lv 4
    3 months ago

    The word "those" is referring back to the word "gifts" earlier in the sentence.

    It's saying that the best gifts are the ones given and not the ones received.

    You could say it like this ".....not from the gift received, but from those gifts that are given".

    Since we already know the subject of the sentence is "gifts", you only need to use the word "those" because the subject is understood.

  • 3 months ago

    It means that the process of giving is ultimately more gratifying than receiving.

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