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    life span

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    When the German government unveils its new energy concept September 28, it will likely announce a plan to prolong the life span of the country's 17 existing nuclear power plants

    life span = a lifetime; longevity

    Thank you for your efforts.


    Last edited by vil; 04-Sep-2010 at 19:32.

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    Re: life span

    Hi Vil

    For "life span" read "operational life".

    Hope this helps

    Best regards

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