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    Smile meaning

    Tim used to run an eight-minute mile.
    What is the meaning of the underlined part?

    Don't step on a crack, or you'll break your mother's back?
    What is the meaning of this?

    In my capacity as Times travel editor, yours truly has been making trips abroad since 1995.
    What is the meaning of "yours truly" here?

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by daisy1352 View Post
    Tim used to run an eight-minute mile.
    What is the meaning of the underlined part?

    Don't step on a crack, or you'll break your mother's back?
    What is the meaning of this?

    In my capacity as Times travel editor, yours truly has been making trips abroad since 1995.
    What is the meaning of "yours truly" here?

    Thanks a lot.
    Tim could run a mile in eight minutes.

    A flagged pavement has flags and spaces between the flags (cracks). Children play a game whereby they try to avoid stepping on the cracks.

    "Yours truly" is just a flowery way of referring to yourself in the third person.
    The sentence could say, ".... I have been....".


    buggles (not a teacher)

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