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    Hello,

    I have a question about this phrase: "Supporters of the decision, including the immigration commissioner, said it would help the government regularize people and clarify the citizenship rules." (
    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/24/wo...ewanted=1&_r=0)

    I don't seem to get what "regularize people" means. Is it "equalize"? Or "make everyone go by the same rules"? Which one of these meanings?

    Also, what's the difference between rules and regulations?

    Thank you.

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    It means that people who are staying in the country illegally will be able to obtain legal documents.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynthia Garett View Post


    Also, what's the difference between 'rules' and 'regulations'?

    See the Similar Threads below. You can also type your thread title in the Google Custom Search box near the top of the page to find links to more similar threads.

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    Thank you for your answers.

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    Default Re: Rules and Regulations

    For the second time, Cynthia, your appreciation is welcome, but there is no need to write a new post to say thank you. Simply click the Like button on any posts you find helpful. It means that we don't have to open the thread again to read your new post and then find that it doesn't include any new information or an additional question.



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