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    Knowing that their home would still take quite a long time to build, they took shelter under the canopy of the forest.

    * What does it mean

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    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    Knowing that their home would still take quite a long time to build, they took shelter under the canopy of the forest.

    * What does it mean
    To build means to construct

    a long time to build means that the home cannot be constructed in a short time (for example, a few days)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naamplao View Post
    To build means to construct

    a long time to build means that the home cannot be constructed in a short time (for example, a few days)
    I thought it's an idiom.
    But it's not what the story here is all about.

    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/li...e-story-4.html

    They're going home and not building one.

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    I humbly apologize for not reading the whole theme before this addition.

    In this case it should have read:

    Knowing that traveling to their home would still take quite a long time, they took shelter under the canopy of the forest.

    (Thunder claps)

    Bolts of Lightning, time and again, struck the ground.

    When one hit a spot just beside them...
    Last edited by Wholeman; 29-Oct-2007 at 04:25.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wholeman View Post
    I humbly apologize for not reading the whole theme before this addition.

    In this case it should have read:

    Knowing that traveling to their home would still take quite a long time, they took shelter under the canopy of the forest.

    (Thunder claps)

    Bolts of Lightning, time and again, struck the ground.

    When one hit a spot just beside them...
    It's fine, W.
    Of course, I still know I was wrong there and is grateful for your correction.
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    I thought it's an idiom.
    But it's not what the story here is all about.

    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/li...e-story-4.html

    They're going home and not building one.

    What is going on here????? Your original post has nothing to do with traveling anywhere. You make no sense at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naamplao View Post
    What is going on here????? Your original post has nothing to do with traveling anywhere. You make no sense at all.
    Look here.
    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/li...e-story-3.html
    Look at post #30 by Knowledge and my post #32...

    The #1 post in this thread was an excerpt from another thread that got me confused. So I made a new thread to ask about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    Look here.
    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/li...e-story-3.html
    Look at post #30 by Knowledge and my post #32...

    The #1 post in this thread was an excerpt from another thread that got me confused. So I made a new thread to ask about it.
    I have no interest in this problem....you asked a question I answered it....I am not a mind reader.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naamplao View Post
    I have no interest in this problem....you asked a question I answered it....I am not a mind reader.
    Sorry if I troubled you, Naamplao.
    I think I got my answer now, it was Wholeman's reply to my post and he has cleared it already.
    Thanks, anyway.





    P.S. Anyway, I completely agree with your answer there.

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