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    explanation of another ambiguous sentence

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me the proper interpretation of the phrase “staged a sit-down” in the following sentence that is a little ambiguous for my me?

    About a dozen Civil Rights demonstrators staged a sit-down in one of the main corridors of a governmental office today.

    I know the meaning of the term “sit-down strike”:

    sit-down strike = a strike in which workers refuse to leave the workplace until a settlement is reached

    In my opinion, the demonstrators in the present case aren’t generally speaking workers or government officials.

    Thank you for your efforts.

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    V.

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    Re: explanation of another ambiguous sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me the proper interpretation of the phrase “staged a sit-down” in the following sentence that is a little ambiguous for my me?

    About a dozen Civil Rights demonstrators staged a sit-down in one of the main corridors of a governmental office today.

    I know the meaning of the term “sit-down strike”:

    sit-down strike = a strike in which workers refuse to leave the workplace until a settlement is reached

    In my opinion, the demonstrators in the present case aren’t generally speaking workers or government officials.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    Anyone can "stage a sit-down" if they are demonstrating or protesting against/about something. A group of people get together, usually in a very public place, and simply sit down on the ground to make a point. It's a peaceful way of demonstrating.

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