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    notletrest is offline Senior Member
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    22.it was in him to do

    "...who has achieved whatever work it was in him to do."I am sorry I can't check it again.My trouble is :"it was in him to do".Thanks a lot!

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    Re: 22.it was in him to do

    Quote Originally Posted by notletrest View Post
    "...who has achieved whatever work it was in him to do. My trouble is: "it was in him to do".
    Thanks a lot!
    (Leave a space after full stops, commas etc.)

    It means 'whatever was within his capabilities'.

    Rover

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    notletrest is offline Senior Member
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    Re: 22.it was in him to do

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
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    It means 'whatever was within his capabilities'.

    Rover
    I agree with you . By the way it reminds me of the one ---"It is hard in you to probe me with that remark.." by Hardy
    The two in's must show something.i.e.=for one to do in earlier English.Do you think so?

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