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    shot

    The shot was bang on target.
    Does shot mean "a ball or "a bullet "?
    Which case is more likely?
    Thanks.
    Last edited by yuhan; 20-Jul-2010 at 08:13.

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    Re: shot

    In what context, yuhan?

    They could both be right.

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    Re: shot

    I agree with Rover, but without any further context, I would guess a ball.

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    Re: shot

    No context, it's an example sentence in a dictionary.

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    Re: shot

    Quote Originally Posted by yuhan View Post
    No context, it's an example sentence in a dictionary.
    The 'bang' gives no clue. If someone spits at you and hits you in the eye, the same term could be used. It's generic.

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