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    Back there

    Tell me, please, what does the word-combination "back there" mean?

    Example: "Sorry if I let you down back there".

    Does "back there" mean TIME or PLACE?

    So, does the sentence mean "Sorry if I let you down there?" or
    "Sorry if I let you down then?"


    Thank you.

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    Re: Back there

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    Tell me, please, what does the word-combination "back there" mean?

    Example: "Sorry if I let you down back there".

    Does "back there" mean TIME or PLACE?
    context need. It might regard both TIME and PLACE at the same time or just PLACE

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    So, does the sentence mean "Sorry if I let you down there?" or "Sorry if I let you down then?"
    The former seems to me to regard place. The latter seems to regard time. Probably future.

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