Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    jctgf is offline Key Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Portuguese
      • Home Country:
      • Tuvalu
      • Current Location:
      • Tuvalu
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    1,860
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default "trained on them"

    " 'We went to almost comical lengths to keep the story a secret,' Carter said. 'That included allowing only the key crew members to read the script, and they had to read it in a room that had video cameras trained on them. It was a new experience.' "

    Hi there,
    What does the underlined text mean, please? "Watching them"?
    Thanks

  2. #2
    RedMtl's Avatar
    RedMtl is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • Canada
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    171
    Post Thanks / Like

    Smile Re: "trained on them"

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    " 'We went to almost comical lengths to keep the story a secret,' Carter said. 'That included allowing only the key crew members to read the script, and they had to read it in a room that had video cameras trained on them. It was a new experience.' "

    Hi there,
    What does the underlined text mean, please? "Watching them"?
    Thanks
    Yes, to "train something on someone" is to aim it at the person. So, cameras trained on people are cameras which are watching (and following) people.

Similar Threads

  1. meaning of "to clarify them"
    By user_gary in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 13-Sep-2007, 18:06
  2. "what is expected of them"
    By cxieb in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 23-Mar-2006, 05:33
  3. "5 of this", "5 of these" or "5 of them" ?
    By nt7272 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-Sep-2005, 11:04
  4. "all of them" vs "all of which"
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 26-Sep-2003, 03:22

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Hotchalk