Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    matilda Guest

    Talking 105-on the surface

    Hello all

    What does (on the surface) mean and where is it used? Plz explain me with an example, if possible.

    Thanks all

    Matilda

  2. #2
    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Japan
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    43,951
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: 105-on the surface

    It means that something appeared one way, but was in fact different:
    On the surface, things looked calm, but there was a lot of conflict in the company.

Similar Threads

  1. Prepositions
    By bunnyhita in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 08-Jul-2005, 12:46

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •