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    adel87 is offline Member
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    Smile difficult sentence

    dear teacher
    in theses sentences

    1I told you
    Almeida had Schector staked out.
    what is the meaning of staked out
    They've scrambled an F-16 to intercept,
    but it's still about 13 minutes out.
    what is the meaning of out
    Why don't you pull up
    what is the meaning of pull up
    the surveillance cameras at JFK Tower.

    Scramble emergency

    what is the meaning of scramble emergency
    Had to be encouraged?
    - Yeah, but...
    - a shot across the bow, so to speak.
    what is the meaning of bow
    - What does he want?

    Deaths from poisoning
    would be substantial up front
    what is the meaning up front

    thank you

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    Barb_D is offline Moderator
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    Re: difficult sentence

    Adel, please write the full sentences without your questions in between.

    You can repeat the sentences with your questions under the original text.

    The part about "pull up" changes meaning when you see it goes with "the surveillance camera" -- in that case, it would mean "make the monitor display what is being recorded by that camera."
    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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