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    Hello, teachers,

    There's an advantage to those bombings.


    Which does the sentence mean?

    1. "They have an advantage of being able to bomb"
    2. "We can take advantage of those bombing"


    Could you someone please help me?

    Thank you.

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    Definitely not 1. Possibly 2, though the person getting the advantage doesn't have to be 'we'; it just means 'Something positive can be derived from those bombings [by someone]; and they (he or she, or they) don't have to 'take advantage' of them - they just have to benefit from them.

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    Thank you very much, Bobk!


    the above words which I wrote is Hitler's words in the movie "Down fall"

    thus, I thought, "Soviet has an advantage of bombing to Germany"

    So, is it rather better putting on "for" instead of "to"?

    I appreciate you very much.

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    I don't know enough about WWII (the Second World War) to be able to supply the context. But I'd guess the words 'There's an advantage to those bombings' would mean 'There's an advantage that we (the Third Reich) can gain; although the Soviet bombings are causing damage, they also give us an opportunity...'. Whether the advantage is a strengthened bargaining position, greater national unity, channelling Soviet resources into air power (rather than the army), or any other advantage - I just don't know. My school history stops at 1914!

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    Dear, Teacher Bobk

    his following words of that is "When the war will be over,
    reconstruction will be quick."

    oh, I see what he wants to say.

    I'm really thankful for your easy-to-understand answer.

    Thank you very2 much!
    Last edited by Ju_n; 23-Feb-2007 at 16:30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ju_n View Post
    Dear, Teacher Bobk
    his following words of that is "When the war will be over,
    reconstruction will be quick."
    oh, I see what he wants to say.
    I'm really thankful for your easy-to-understand answer.
    Thank you very2 much!
    And thank you very much for the "easy-to-understand". (I fear I have a tendency to over-complicate things sometimes. )

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