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    headline

    Dear teachers,

    What's the paraphrase of the follwoing headline?

    "Clerk bilks city of 2 b pounds"

    Thanks.

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    Re: headline

    Quote Originally Posted by haseli22 View Post
    Dear teachers,

    What's the How can I paraphrase of the follwoing following headline?

    "Clerk bilks city of 2 b pounds"

    Thanks.
    Have you looked up all the words you don't understand? It's rather strangely written. I assume "b" means "billion". Does that help, in conjunction with dictionary definitions?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: headline

    Where did you see this headline, haseli?

    Like ems, I assume 2b pounds means '2 billion pounds' but if a city clerk had embezzled that much money it would have made the international news, not just your local paper.

    Rover

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