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    acknoweledge the debt

    I'm not sure about the meaning of this sentence: Years later, she acknowledged the debt she owned him for his help in London. Can anybody explain it to me? Thanks!
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    Re: acknoweledge the debt

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    Quote Originally Posted by lauraguan View Post
    I'm not sure about the meaning of this sentence: Years later, she acknowledged the debt she owned him for his help in London. Can anybody explain it to me? Thanks!
    As I understand, the meaning of your sentence is: A man helped a woman with something in London, but years later, the woman accepted that she was helped.


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    Re: acknoweledge the debt

    A little bit more likely is that she publicly accepted her debt to the man.

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    Re: acknoweledge the debt

    ....the debt she owed, not owned.

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