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    I just wish he was rich enough for us to pay the children to go to good schools, in case they don't pass the exams.

    Does the sentence mean that if the children can pass the exams so they can go to good schools without paying or paying less? Please.

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    I just wish he was rich enough to pay for the children to go to good schools, in case they don't pass the exams.

    Does the sentence mean that if the children can pass the exams, they can go to good schools without paying or paying less?

    Yes, they may have to qualify by achieving a certain score on the exams.
    They may then be granted a scholarship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    I just wish he was rich enough for us to pay the children to go to good schools, in case they don't pass the exams.

    Does the sentence mean that if the children can pass the exams so they can go to good schools without paying or paying less? Please.
    In my country, if you fail your exams you generally can't progress, no matter how much money your parents have. At least that used to be the case. Standards are now falling, with universities needing the money from such academically poor but financially rich students.

    Maybe the sentence means that if the child fails, certain bribes will need to be paid in order to get the student into a school.
    Where did the sentence come from?

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    A novel, just one more day by Susan Lewis.

    The story happens in 1960s.

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    Re: sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    A novel, just one more day by Susan Lewis.

    The story happens in 1960s.
    Puzzle, please note: this context should have been given in the first post, not the fourth.

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