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    What does this phrase mean?

    Hi,
    My prof. usually says this phrase " of what amount to be...." when he's referring to something. I kinda understand it, but not completely.
    So can you explain what exactly that means? And it'd be nice to have some examples~!

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    Re: What does this phrase mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by onetwothree View Post
    Hi,
    My prof. usually says this phrase " of what amount to be...." when he's referring to something. I kinda understand it, but not completely.
    So can you explain what exactly that means? And it'd be nice to have some examples~!
    Leaving my husband would mean getting rid of what amounts to be a pain in the a.s.

    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/defi...9396&dict=CALD
    Last edited by corum; 25-Mar-2010 at 04:39.

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    Re: What does this phrase mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by onetwothree View Post
    Hi,
    My prof. usually says this phrase " of what amount to be...." when he's referring to something. I kinda understand it, but not completely.
    So can you explain what exactly that means? And it'd be nice to have some examples~!
    It's not correct English.
    Yes, it would be nice to have examples - back to you. Give some sentences, with context, that your lecturer has used.

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