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    What does these two sentences mean?

    Hi,

    What does these two sentences mean?

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    I had to retire on medical grounds. (What does the whole sentence mean?)


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    Scientists continue to push back the boundaries of knowledge. (What does "push back" mean?

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    Re: What does these two sentences mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Hi,

    What does these two sentences mean?

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    I had to retire on medical grounds. (What does the whole sentence mean?) I had to stop working because the doctor told me my life was at a risk if I went on to work (mi health state was too deteriorated to work)


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    Scientists continue to push back the boundaries of knowledge. (What does "push back" mean?) IMO it means that scientists keep discovering things, so they are widening their knowledge/views on certain aspects which were unknown up to now
    Hope it helps.

    Greetings,

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    Re: What does these two sentences mean?

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    Hi,

    What DO these two sentences mean?
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    Re: What does these two sentences mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Hi,

    What does these two sentences mean?

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    I had to retire on medical grounds. (What does the whole sentence mean?)


    2.

    Scientists continue to push back the boundaries of knowledge. (What does "push back" mean?
    In your examples:

    "grounds"= "reasons"
    "push back"= "expand"

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    Re: What does these two sentences mean?

    What does the medical mean?

    Thanks a lot

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    Re: What does these two sentences mean?

    As said above, for reasons related to health.
    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: What does these two sentences mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    What does the medical mean?

    Thanks a lot
    Hi Silverobama,

    As I already pointed out in my previos post (#2), "medical" means the doctor told you. If you still have any doubts (which means I did not do well enough):

    Medical | Define Medical at Dictionary.com

    Hope this (finally) helps

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