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    The meaning of phrases including "accident"

    What is the meaning of the following phrases:

    an accident of birth
    an accident of geography
    an accident of history

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    Re: The meaning of phrases including "accident"

    Quote Originally Posted by Shamsiyan View Post
    What is the meaning of the following phrases:

    an accident of birth
    an accident of geography
    an accident of history
    Which words don't you understand?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: The meaning of phrases including "accident"

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Which words don't you understand?
    I understand the meaning of "accident", but I do not understand the meaning of the whole phrase.
    I ask you to explain the meaning of the whole phrase.

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    Re: The meaning of phrases including "accident"

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    An accident of birth/geography/history is, as the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English puts it, an event or situation caused by chance. Here's an axample of an accident of history An accident of history | World news | The Guardian.



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    Re: The meaning of phrases including "accident"

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    An accident of birth/geography/history is, as the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English puts it, an event or situation caused by chance. Here's an axample of an accident of history An accident of history | World news | The Guardian.


    I ask you to give a clear example for "accident of geography" and "accident of history".

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    Re: The meaning of phrases including "accident"

    Quote Originally Posted by Shamsiyan View Post
    I ask you to give a clear example for "accident of geography" and "accident of history".
    Chicken Sandwich gave you an example of "an accident of history". Did you read it?

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    Re: The meaning of phrases including "accident"

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Chicken Sandwich gave you an example of "an accident of history". Did you read it?
    Yes I did . I ask you to give a clear example for "accident of geography".

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    Re: The meaning of phrases including "accident"

    Quote Originally Posted by Shamsiyan View Post
    Yes I did . I ask you to give a clear example for "accident of geography".
    I suggest that a simple 'thanks' to Chicken Sandwich before demanding another answer might encourage resposes.

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    Re: The meaning of phrases including "accident"

    Now that you have been given an example of how such a phrase is used, we ask you to write an example. We will then comment on it. You have to do some work yourself.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: The meaning of phrases including "accident"

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Now that you have been given an example of how such a phrase is used, we ask you to write an example. We will then comment on it. You have to do some work yourself.
    Example for “accident of geography”:

    When wandering the streets, we go to the places to which went before.
    What is your opinion?

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