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    I would like to know the meaning of "who was the sounding the alarm" in the next passage.


    "Normally you wouldn't expect a fish to mate with a tomato," said Jeffrey M. Smith, a researcher who was the sounding the alarm about genetically modified (GM) foods, when he appeared on Tuesday's program.

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    Default Re: the sounding

    In my humble opinion, I think it means that he was a pioneer in his field.

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    Default Re: the sounding

    Quote Originally Posted by wowenglish1 View Post
    I would like to know the meaning of "who was the sounding the alarm" in the next passage.


    "Normally you wouldn't expect a fish to mate with a tomato," said Jeffrey M. Smith, a researcher who was the sounding the alarm about genetically modified (GM) foods, when he appeared on Tuesday's program.
    I think it is a typo. "Who was sounding the alarm" is the intended phrase.

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