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    What's the meaning of the underlined?

    Dear all,

    What's the meaning of the underlined?

    Thanks in advance.

    He scoured small newspapers around the country. In the town of Bellingham, Washington--the last city of any size before you reach Canada--he found a reporter named John Stark, who wrote for the Bellingham News.

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    Re: What's the meaning of the underlined?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eartha View Post
    Dear all,

    What's the meaning of the underlined?

    Thanks in advance.

    He scoured small newspapers around the country. In the town of Bellingham, Washington--the last city of any size before you reach Canada--he found a reporter named John Stark, who wrote for the Bellingham News.
    It means that Bellingham is the last city of any notable size before you reach Canada. There may be other smaller cities and towns between Bellingham and Canada but Bellingham is the last sizeable place. Of course, it's rather subjective. What the writer considers to be a "city of any size" may be different to someone else's idea, but the general gist is that the places from Bellingham onwards get smaller as you go towards Canada.

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    Re: What's the meaning of the underlined?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eartha View Post
    Dear all,

    What's the meaning of the underlined?

    Thanks in advance.

    He scoured small newspapers around the country. In the town of Bellingham, Washington--the last city of any size before you reach Canada--he found a reporter named John Stark, who wrote for the Bellingham News.
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    (1) The state of Washington borders Canada.

    (2) Thus, when you drive north to Canada through the state of

    Washington, Bellingham is the only fairly large city that you will

    meet until you reach Canada (where you will meet other large cities). All

    the other places that you will pass through in Washington will be very

    small towns.

    (3) Kindly remember that there is a state called Washington, and there is

    the capital city of Washington, D. C. (District of Columbia). In

    conversation and writing, it is very important to make it clear as to

    which one you are referring to. (I think that they are about 3,000

    miles apart.)

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    Re: What's the meaning of the underlined?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    NOT A TEACHER

    (1) The state of Washington borders Canada.

    (2) Thus, when you drive north to Canada through the state of

    Washington, Bellingham is the only fairly large city that you will

    meet until you reach Canada (where you will meet other large cities). All

    the other places that you will pass through in Washington will be very

    small towns.

    (3) Kindly remember that there is a state called Washington, and there is

    the capital city of Washington, D. C. (District of Columbia). In

    conversation and writing, it is very important to make it clear as to

    which one you are referring to. (I think that they are about 3,000

    miles apart.)
    Thank you for your detained explanation.
    That's clear enough.

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