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    Smile Amid an oil boom

    Hi, I have a question to ask.

    Amid an oil boom, the Middle East has become a source of capital at a time when liquidity in many other places has evaporated.

    What do the overstriking words mean? Do them mean that the Middle East exploit and produce more oil than ever before or the oil price is skyrocketing? Thank you.

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    Re: Amid an oil boom

    In this case, amid means "during" or "in the middle of" these times of the oil crises

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    Smile Re: Amid an oil boom

    Quote Originally Posted by julia View Post
    In this case, amid means "during" or "in the middle of" these times of the oil crises
    Thank you very much. But does 'boom' mean a sudden increase or a time of prosperity of economy? Why oil crises?

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    Re: Amid an oil boom

    Quote Originally Posted by lovecindy View Post
    Hi, I have a question to ask.

    Amid an oil boom, the Middle East has become a source of capital at a time when liquidity in many other places has evaporated.

    What do the overstriking words mean? Do they mean that the Middle East exploit and produce more oil than ever before or the oil price is skyrocketing? Thank you.
    "Amid" = During.
    "The oil price is skyrocketing."

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