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    Red face playing tag, many

    What are the meanings of the underlined phrases as follow:

    • Children are exercising when they're at recess, riding bikes, or playing tag.
    • The Many Benefits of Exercise. (any special meaning by putting 'many' here?)
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    Re: playing tag, many

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    What are the meanings of the underlined phrases as follow:

    • Children are exercising when they're at recess, riding bikes, or playing tag.
    • The Many Benefits of Exercise. (any special meaning by putting 'many' here?)
    Thanks.
    Tag is a chasing game, also called in BE 'He'. The person who starts is said to be 'It': 'Let's play He/Tag; I'll be It'. The person who is It touches or tags someone, and that person (the person touched) becomes It. So the typical opening gambit is: 'Let's play He/Tag; I'll be It and before anyone's reacted ... now you are.'


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    Re: playing tag, many

    The Many Benefits of Exercise. (any special meaning by putting 'many' here?)
    The writer wants to emphasize the importance of exercising.

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