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    Default 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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    Default Re: The price of silver fell to that obtaining elsewhere

    It makes no sense to me.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: The price of silver fell to that obtaining elsewhere

    'Obtaining' here means 'prevalent'.

    See definition 3 here.

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    Default 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 - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default 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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    Default 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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    Default 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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    Default 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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    Default 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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