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    Default How about the different?

    "round done"?
    "run down" ?
    Last edited by smilrita; 16-May-2011 at 15:42.

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    Default Re: How about the different?

    Quote Originally Posted by smilrita View Post
    "round done"?
    "run down" ?
    There is no similarity, they are totally different.

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    Default Re: How about the different?

    I don't understand what the OP is asking.

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    Default Re: How about the different?

    Quote Originally Posted by freezeframe View Post
    I don't understand what the OP is asking.
    Nor do I.

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    Default Re: How about the different?

    Welcome to the board, smilrita.

    Run down is a common phrase, but round done is not.

    Can you tell us in what context you read or saw this phrase?

    We'd like to help but we need more information.

    Rover

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    Default Re: How about the different?

    Thank you very much, Rover.

    I have a friend, he works at TV station.
    When he will finish the show, that he always says "round done".
    But it sounds like as same as "run down", I want to know which one is corret?
    Smilrita

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    Default Re: How about the different?

    Right, thank you.

    Like I said 'round done' is not a standard phrase. It must be something only your friend says - equivalent to something like job done at the end of his day's work.

    It shouldn't sound like 'run down'. This can mean not in the best of health, knock someone over with your car or speak badly of someone.

    Why not ask him what he means by round done?

    I'd love to know.

    Rover

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    Default Re: How about the different?

    Is it possible it was "Round one."

    For example, there is a news program at 6 pm and another at 11 pm.

    After the 6 pm broadcast, I could imagine saying something about being done with "round one" while "round two" being the 11 pm show.

    In this case, rounds is used as they are in boxing matches.

    Or maybe it really was "round done" as in "This round is done. Now we have to get ready for the next round."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: How about the different?

    I was also thinking he is making some sort of boxing analogy. In any event, this is not a common English saying.

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    Default Re: How about the different?

    I'm so confused.

    My friend said that mean was 'run down'. "The flow path ~ Some points to do something today ~ show how to get the process & all the way and then go down.

    'Run down' is it correct?

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