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    The price of silver fell to that obtaining elsewhere

    Please can someone explain to me what is the meaning of the below sentence:
    "the price of silver fell to that obtaining elsewhere".


    in fact i understand that silver price fell down but I don't understand remaining such as "that obtaining elsewhere" ?

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    Re: The price of silver fell to that obtaining elsewhere

    It makes no sense to me.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The price of silver fell to that obtaining elsewhere

    'Obtaining' here means 'prevalent'.

    See definition 3 here.

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    Re: The price of silver fell to that obtaining elsewhere

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    'Obtaining' here means 'prevalent'.

    See definition 3 here.
    Well, you learn something new every day. So it means "the price of silver fell to a price which was prevalent elsewhere".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The price of silver fell to that obtaining elsewhere

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Well, you learn something new every day. So it means "the price of silver fell to a price which was prevalent elsewhere".
    New one for me too!

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    Re: The price of silver fell to that obtaining elsewhere

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    'Obtaining' here means 'prevalent'.

    See definition 3 here.
    Great people like you make learning English more easier for other, deep thanks for your clarification it is help me a lot :)

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    Re: The price of silver fell to that obtaining elsewhere

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Well, you learn something new every day. So it means "the price of silver fell to a price which was prevalent elsewhere".
    thank you for help, I will memorize your example to improve myself

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    Re: The price of silver fell to that obtaining elsewhere

    Quote Originally Posted by truelove.ksa View Post
    thank you for help, I will memorize your example to improve myself
    It is a very uncommon use of that word. I wouldn't put it at the top of my list for memorization.

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    I think it is a Victorian or perhaps Edwardian usage.

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    Re: The price of silver fell to that obtaining elsewhere

    I bet 99% of native speakers would think you were misusing the word. Rover is apparently in the other 1%.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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