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    leela kalyan Guest

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    sir,
    I'm unable to catch the meaning of this sentence.

    "The reators which cost about 1.5 billion$ each,will certainly be welcome for a russian economy that is simply not doing too well."
    thanks....

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    Re: sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by leela kalyan View Post
    sir,
    I'm unable to catch the meaning of this sentence.

    "The reators which cost about $1.5 billion each, will certainly be welcome for a Russian economy that is simply not doing too well."
    thanks....
    The reactors, which cost about $1.5 billion (1.5 billion dollars) each,...
    This is the subject of the sentence - the reactors. Each reactor costs $1.5b.
    "will certainly be welcome". These reactors will be welcome.
    "for a Russian economy that is simply not doing too well." = for the Russian economy, which is doing poorly = for the Russian economy, which is a basket case = for the Russian economy which is stuffed.

    The poorly-performing Russian economy will welcome these expensive new reactors.

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    Re: sentence

    I think the Russians are making and selling the reactors (nuclear reactors presumably) rather than buying them.

    It is the profit form the sale of the reactors that would help the Russian economy that is being welcomed, not from buying the expensive reactors surely!
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    Re: sentence

    I think you're right- they're selling some reactors to India for example, but isn't that implied in Raymott's answer by the use of expensive?

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    Re: sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I think you're right- they're selling some reactors to India for example, but isn't that implied in Raymott's answer by the use of expensive?
    No, Raymott's sentence seems to imply that the Russians welcome the purchase rather than the sales of the reactors.

    The poorly-performing Russian economy will welcome (the sales of?) these expensive new reactors.

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    Re: sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    No, Raymott's sentence seems to imply that the Russians welcome the purchase rather than the sales of the reactors.

    The poorly-performing Russian economy will welcome (the sales of?) these expensive new reactors.
    You could be right. The previous sentence in the text would probably give the context.

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