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    Default Continues,Proposed

    "Home brewing in steel drums continues to this day, genetic susceptibility to Bantu disease, such as mutations of ferroportin has been proposed in these populations."


    1. What does "Home brewing in steel drums continues to this day" mean? Please also tell about its tense.
    2. Why is plural form of "continue" used here?
    3. What does "propose" mean here?


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    Default Re: Continues,Proposed

    Quote Originally Posted by shibli.aftab View Post
    "Home brewing in steel drums continues to this day, genetic susceptibility to Bantu disease, such as mutations of ferroportin has been proposed in these populations."


    1. What does "Home brewing in still drums continues to this day" mean? Please also tell about its tense.
    If you look at the original sentence again, you will see that it does not say "still drums". Try again.
    2. Why is plural form of "continue" used here?
    "Continues" is the third person singular. What makes you think it's plural? Are you mixing it up with the addition of an "s" in plural nouns?
    3. What does "propose" mean here?
    Check all the definitions of "propose" in the dictionary and see if you can find one that fits the context.


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    Default Re: Continues,Proposed

    1. Do you know what "home brewing" is?
    2. How do we conjugate verbs when the subject is third person singular?
    3. Propose | Define Propose at Dictionary.com Definition 1

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    Default Re: Continues,Proposed

    What does "Home brewing in steel drums continues to this day" mean?

    I know home brewing but i cant understand the sentence as a whole.Please explain.
    Does that mean,
    "
    Home brewing in steel drums is continuous to this day"?Any difference?
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    Default Re: Continues,Proposed

    Quote Originally Posted by shibli.aftab View Post
    What does "Home brewing in steel drums continues to this day" mean?

    I know home brewing but i cant understand the sentence as a whole.Please explain.
    Does that mean,
    "
    Home brewing in steel drums is continuous to this day"?Any difference?
    No, it's not continuous. Home brewing ... was popular in the past. People did it long ago. They still do it, so the practice "continues". "To this day" simply means that it's still continuing". You could say, "it still continues" and mean the same thing.
    Note that if something is continuous, it occurs without ever stopping. We don't know this about home brewing in steel drums. Maybe they only do it once a year, which means that it still continues, but it's not continuous.

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