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    What do they mean?

    My ?s are what the following sentences mean:
    (i)"Not many people step up to the plate the way she does."
    (ii)"Mr. A remained part of his life long after breaking up with her wife."
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    Re: What do they mean?

    My guesswork
    An extract from the " Bonus Read - Missing" in the September edition of Reader's Digest.
    For the Q(i): Is it something like "Nobody would do the job(searching for the missing person as her way"?(The first line from the top on P128)
    As for Q(ii): Does it mean that "Mr A remained single after the marriage break-up"?(the sixth line from the bottom of P127)
    Last edited by albertino; 21-Sep-2007 at 02:56.


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    Re: What do they mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by albertino View Post
    My ?s are what the following sentences mean:
    (i)"Not many people step up to the plate the way she does."
    (ii)"Mr. A remained part of her life long after breaking up with his wife."
    Thank you, teachers.
    #1 Few people are as ready to [take on something/take responsibility] than she is ["stepping up to the plate" >>based on the baseball meaning of step up to the plate (= move into position to hit the ball)]

    #2 I think there is an error in your sentence; with the changes I have made, it means that although Mr and Mrs A are no longer a married couple, he remained important to Mrs A.

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    Re: What do they mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    #1 Few people are as ready to [take on something/take responsibility] than she is ["stepping up to the plate" >>based on the baseball meaning of step up to the plate (= move into position to hit the ball)]

    #2 I think there is an error in your sentence; with the changes I have made, it means that although Mr and Mrs A are no longer a married couple, he remained important to Mrs A.
    Thank you.

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