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    #1

    meaning

    1- let me get this straight.

    What’s the meaning of this sentence?
    Last edited by learner.; 07-Nov-2010 at 18:46.

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    Re: meaning

    What is the context?

    It could have a number of meanings..

    Rover

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    Re: meaning

    "I need to make sure I understand the situation, so I'm going to repeat it to you and you can correct me if my understanding is wrong."

    It's often used when what you've just learned is upsetting in some way.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    "I need to make sure I understand the situation, so I'm going to repeat it to you and you can correct me if my understanding is wrong."

    It's often used when what you've just learned is upsetting in some way.
    Yes, you're right.

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    Re: meaning

    Yes, I know I'm right. If you already knew, why did you ask?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #6

    Re: meaning

    What does it mean exactly?

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    Re: meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    "I need to make sure I understand the situation, so I'm going to repeat it to you and you can correct me if my understanding is wrong."
    It means exactly this!
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: meaning

    Thanks alot..

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    Re: meaning

    You're putting a shelf up and you want to get it right. You say to your assistant 'Pass the spirit level; let me get this straight'.

    Rover

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