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    draw a line/far gone/farm out/feet on the ground/fill in/first thing fist

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    1. The law in this country draws a line between murder and manslaughter.

    2. Can you draw the line between a lie and a fib?
    draw a line 1. To think of as different.

    3. He was so far gone by the time the doctor arrived, that nothing could be done to save his life.
    far gone {adj. phr.} in a critical or extreme state.

    4. Our teacher had too many test papers to read, so she farmed out half of them to a friend.
    farm out{v.} 1. to have another person do (something) for you; send away to be done.

    5. John has his feet on the ground; he knows he cannot learn everything at once.
    feet on the ground{. phr.} an understanding of what can be done; sensible ideas

    6. You should fill in all the blanks on a application for a job.
    fill in {v.} 1. to write words needed in blanks; put in; fill.

    7. The new boy didn't know the rules so Bob filled him in.
    fill in (v) 2. {informal} to tell what you should know.

    8. Study your lessons before you go out to play. First things first.
    first thing first = other things must wait until the most important and necessary things are done.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Re: draw a line/far gone/farm out/feet on the ground/fill in/first thing fist

    I can see no error, except for a typo on sentence 6. ('an application' instead of 'a application')

    I'd rephrase like this:

    You should/shall/must fill in all the blanks on a job application form.

    [I am not a teacher]
    Last edited by Offroad; 23-Jun-2009 at 09:49.

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    Re: draw a line/far gone/farm out/feet on the ground/fill in/first thing fist

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    1. The law in this country draws a line between murder and manslaughter. I wouldn't use draw a line here. Makes a distinction is better.

    2. Can you draw the line between a lie and a fib?
    draw a line 1. To think of as different. I wouldn't use draw a line here. Tell the difference is better.

    3. He was so far gone by the time the doctor arrived, that nothing could be done to save his life.
    far gone {adj. phr.} in a critical or extreme state.

    4. Our teacher had too many test papers to read, so she farmed out half of them to a friend.
    farm out{v.} 1. to have another person do (something) for you; send away to be done.

    5. John has his feet on the ground; he knows he cannot learn everything at once.
    feet on the ground{. phr.} an understanding of what can be done; sensible ideas

    6. You should fill in all the blanks on a application for a job.
    fill in {v.} 1. to write words needed in blanks; put in; fill.

    7. The new boy didn't know the rules so Bob filled him in.
    fill in (v) 2. {informal} to tell what you should know.

    8. Study your lessons before you go out to play. First things first.
    first thing first = other things must wait until the most important and necessary things are done.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    The others are fine.

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