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    to the point of

    (They were angry to the point of erupting into riot.)
    Did they finally erupt into riot?
    Pls kindly help me with this, thans a lot.

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    Re: to the point of

    Quote Originally Posted by yuhan View Post
    (They were angry to the point of erupting into riot.)
    Did they finally erupt into riot?
    Pls kindly help me with this, thans a lot.
    It's not certain whether they did or they didn't.

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    Re: to the point of

    This expression shows the intensity of something, usually psychological reactions. I would say it means: to be at a point where something can happen or it has the potential to happen. So it pretty much depends on the subsequent sentences. Point here has a close meaning to verge.


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    Re: to the point of

    Thank you very much for your clear explanation.

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    Re: to the point of

    You're welcome.

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