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    Atchan is offline Key Member
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    a goal each from

    What is the meaning of this highlighted paragraph? Is it called a paragraph I don't know?

    Argentina's World Cup campaign has ended in tears as Germany have hammered them 4-0 in the quarterfinal to progress to the semis. A brace from Miroslav Klose and a goal each from Thomas Mueller and Arne Friedrich secured the Europeans a berth in the last four.
    Is "semis" is a shortage of semi-final? Why they didn't say "semi" without "S".
    I see in many sport websites that when they're writing quarter final they bush the two words together like this "quarterfinal" Isn't wrong?

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    Re: a goal each from

    Not a teacher.

    Yes, "semis" is short for "semifinals." It is plural.

    "A goal each" means each player mentioned scored one goal.

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    Re: a goal each from

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Not a teacher.

    Yes, "semis" is short for "semifinals." It is plural.

    "A goal each" means each player mentioned scored one goal.
    Nice, that made sense.

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