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    #1

    serious building work

    The serious building work has hardly begun.

    What does 'serious' mean here?

    Thanks!

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    Re: serious building work

    The main part of the building project - no longer site preparation or digging foundations, perhaps, but the actual vertical construction.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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