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    On probation means you're 'actually undergoing probation' - continuous, right?

    This example is given by the Cambridge dictionaries online:

    He served a year in prison and was then let out on probation.

    It means the probation is finished here?

    So, on probation can mean
    1) during probation
    2) probation completed?

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    Default Re: on probation

    Quote Originally Posted by Tedwonny View Post
    On probation means you're 'actually undergoing probation' - continuous, right?

    This example is given by the Cambridge dictionaries online:

    He served a year in prison and was then let out on probation.

    It means the probation is finished here?

    So, on probation can mean
    1) during probation
    2) probation completed?

    Thanks
    No, it only means he's undergoing 'probation'.

    'Let out' just means released from prison.
    Last edited by HanibalII; 30-Oct-2012 at 05:17.
    I'm not a teacher yet, but I am studying a Bachelor of Education with an English Literature major at Charles Sturt University, in NSW, Australia.

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    Default Re: on probation

    And see the meaning of probation.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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