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    In the movie (Live), a lwayer was speaking about the show to the FCC saying after being asked "what did you tell them?":

    "I told themthe show was never gonna clear the FCC (Federal Communication Committee) beacuse the show is un-airable"

    Whe i search on google. I found this sentence "We saw Samsung clear the FCC a few monnths ago!!'

    I really searched a lot but I have no clue about what can "clear mean in this sentence"

    Thanks.

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    Based on what you said, still I can't get how "The program is not gonna clear the FCC"... He should've said then "The FCC is not gonna clear the program!" Agh...I can't understand.

    If there is something in the structure I can't get, I'll be so gratefull if you make clear to me.

    Thanks a lot.

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    Default Re: clear

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    Based on what you said, still I can't get how "The program is not gonna clear the FCC"... He should've said then "The FCC is not gonna clear the program!" Agh...I can't understand.

    If there is something in the structure I can't get, I'll be so gratefull if you make clear to me.

    Thanks a lot.
    Some verbs can have this two-way function - with two closely-related meanings.

    If Customs clears my luggage, then my luggage clears Customs.
    If the censor passes a film, then the film passes the censor.
    If the FCC clears the program, then the program clears the FCC.
    If an examiner passes you, you pass the exam.

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    Default Re: clear

    Thanks a lot for those amazing example. Clear now :)

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