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    Anglika's paraphrase paid the original the compliment of glossing over an error.

    [Source : http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/as...o-do-fact.html ]


    What does `paid' mean in this sentence?

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    Default Re: paid

    Thank you Casiopea. I got it.

    But still I cannot understand the sentence altogether, though I know the meaning of each word individually.

    Could anyone rephrase it?

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    I already know the meaning of gloss over but still I cannot understand it.

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    I understood the sentence as (Anglika complimented/supported the error without caring about it)

    Am I right?

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    Hmm. Not to my reading. (You may want to PM BobK. He's the author. )

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