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    Exclamation What does it mean?

    Alexander Medvedev suggested that a gas troika of Iran, Qatar, and Russia consider joint “projects that could be implemented by the three countries in gas production and transportation”

    I just can't understand what this expression "consider joint" means?
    Is it corret?
    Woul you please help me with this phrase?

    Thank you

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    Re: What does it mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sepmre View Post
    Alexander Medvedev suggested that a gas troika of Iran, Qatar, and Russia consider joint “projects that could be implemented by the three countries in gas production and transportation”

    I just can't understand what this expression "consider joint" means?
    Is it corret?
    Woul you please help me with this phrase?

    Thank you
    "consider joint projects" means "think about joint projects".

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    Re: What does it mean?

    Thank you so much
    But if the verb "consider" refers to "trika" why it hasn't come in the form of singular third person "considers".
    I'm so confuused:(

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    Re: What does it mean?

    Moreover this mark " indicates that the coming phrase is completely independent from "joint".

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    Re: What does it mean?

    But if the verb "consider" refers to "troika" why it hasn't come in the form of singular third person "considers".
    '...suggested that a troika...consider...' is a use of the subjunctive.

    Moreover this mark " indicates that the coming phrase is completely independent from "joint".
    No, it doesn't. You can remove the inverted commas without changing the meaning. The writer used them to show that he was quoting the actual words used by Medvedev. It would have aided your understanding if he had opened the quote after 'consider'.

    Note that you can use the Edit Post feature instead of starting a new one, and that a better title would have been 'consider joint', as those were the words you were asking about.

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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    Last edited by Rover_KE; 26-Jan-2013 at 09:41.

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    Re: What does it mean?

    Thank you Rover,

    You are right. I'll try to be more carefull about the forum rules. Every thing aside, i'm actually a student who want to learn more. It's so nice seeing people help you without any expectation. I'd be pleased to be learnt by your nice people.

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    Re: What does it mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sepmre View Post
    Thank you, Rover.

    You are right. I'll try to be more careful about the forum rules. Everything aside, I'm actually a student who wants to learn more. It's so nice having people help you without any expectation. I'd be pleased to be taught by you nice people.
    Rover

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    Re: What does it mean?

    Thank you so much, Rover :)

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    Re: What does it mean?

    You're very welcome and your thanks are appreciated, but you don't need to send them in a separate post.

    We are all happy to accept a simple click on the Like button as your acknowledgement of our help.


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