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    Question Adjust for sth

    Hi, what is the meaning of the phrasal verb (as I suppose) "adjust for sth"? Or maybe it is not a phrasal verb? I cannot find its meaning.

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    Re: Adjust for sth

    When you change figures to include a factor, you say it's adjusted for- if you took a price from the past and worked out how much it would be today, it would be adjusted for inflation.

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    Re: Adjust for sth

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    When you change figures to include a factor, you say it's adjusted for- if you took a price from the past and worked out how much it would be today, it would be adjusted for inflation.
    Thanks a lot, tdol. But is it a phrasal verb?
    Nyggus

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    Re: Adjust for sth

    Hmm- Cambridge don't list it as such. The meaning does seem to be the addition of the two words to me, but it wasn't clear to you. Sometimes it's tricky to say for certain whether it is or isn't. Maybe I should say yes because it wasn't clear to you.

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