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    Exclamation "ground clearing exercise"

    Could someone explain what "a ground clearing exercise" means...
    thanks
    Last edited by kitoto; 17-Mar-2011 at 22:37. Reason: because this is a more meaningful title

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    Default Re: Important please

    Hi Kitoto

    As a NES, but not a teacher:

    A "ground clearing exercise" can be used in a number of contexts. Examples could be:

    1. Stripping the ground of existing vegetation prior to planting with new crops or performing building work.
    2. An army clearing the ground ahead of mines or enemy forces prior to advancing.

    Hope this helps
    R21

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    Default Re: Important please

    Quote Originally Posted by kitoto View Post
    Could someone explain what "a ground clearing exercise" means...
    thanks
    It would help if you presented the phrase in context.

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    Default Re: Important please

    from a text about international relations theory.

    "M. Hoffman has aptly described Linklater's work as a "gorund-clearing exercise". (cont.) Over the past two decades, Linklater has attempted to construct an intellectual and practical project within a discipline whose very autonomy in the social sciences is a barrier to that project"

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    Default Re: Important please

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    It would help if you presented the phrase in context.

    And please note, kitoto, that Ground clearing exercise would have been a more meaningful thread title than Re: Important please.

    Rover

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