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    Default trace means begin?

    Hi,

    "The National Model United Nations (NMUN) program traces its origins to 1923 as a simulation of the League of Nations."

    Does the above sentence mean that NMUN started in 1923 or something else?

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    Default Re: trace means begin?

    See definitions 3c and 3d under the verb here.
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    Default Re: trace means begin?

    I finally got the answer.

    "The National Model United Nations (NMUN) program traces its origins to 1923" here, shouldn't it be in ? Because we know years always followed by in. Any clarification?

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    Default Re: trace means begin?

    Quote Originally Posted by UM Chakma View Post
    I finally got the answer.

    "The National Model United Nations (NMUN) program traces its origins to 1923" here, shouldn't it be in ? Because we know years always followed by in. Any clarification?
    No. We trace things "to" a year. Where did you get the idea that years must always be followed by "in"? Also, I assume you mean "preceded by", not "followed by".
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    Oh really? I thought it was a rule that "years" must be preceded by "in". Today I learned one new thing. Yes, "it's preceded by". I often have seen people use "followed by". Right today I learned this "preceded by" so I looked it up in dictionary just as I noted it on your comment. To be honest, I am really improving my English knowledge day by day. I feel it.

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    Default Re: trace means begin?

    Quote Originally Posted by UM Chakma View Post
    I often have seen people use "followed by
    That's fine, if that's what they mean,

    I hate you, Roger!

    The word 'Roger' is preceded by a comma and followed by an exclamation mark.

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