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    Default This can best be described as a series of steps.

    This can best be described as a series of steps.

    Can anyone please kindly explain it in another way? I'm not sure whether it means 'you can best say this is a series of steps' or 'this can be best described in a series of steps'? Sorry there is no context.

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    Default Re: This can best be described as a series of steps.

    If there is no further context, then we cannot say exactly what the words mean. They could be referring to something you can climb up, a gradual process, or something else. However, the sentence is saying that the best way of explaining what 'this' is is to use the phrase 'series of steps'.

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    Default Re: This can best be described as a series of steps.


    Quote Originally Posted by lauraguan View Post
    This can best be described as a series of steps.

    Can anyone please kindly explain it in another way? I'm not sure whether it means 'you can best say this is a series of steps' (I don't even know what it means) or 'this can be best described in a series of steps'? The way you describe it (all in one go or in a series of steps) doesn't matter. It isn't a series of steps. It is best to describe it as 'a series of steps'. Sorry there is no context.

    Thanks!
    Why not? Did you find it disembodied (in a corpus, say....)?

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    Default Re: This can best be described as a series of steps.

    Thanks! It's an example from a dictionary. I'm trying to put it into Chinese.

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    Default Re: This can best be described as a series of steps.

    Quote Originally Posted by lauraguan View Post
    Thanks! It's an example from a dictionary. I'm trying to put it into Chinese.
    The 5jj's answer is the best we can do.

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