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    #1

    may be able to get help

    Hi,

    What does this sentence mean?


    You may be able to get help with incidental expenses.


    Thanks a lot

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    #2

    Re: may be able to get help

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Hi,

    What does this sentence mean?


    You may be able to get help with incidental expenses.


    Thanks a lot
    If you know the meaning of each word, which I am sure you do, you should know the meaning of the whole sentence. What is your educated guess?

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    Re: may be able to get help

    Well, I don't have an educated guess, seriously, despite I know all the words.

    I have difficulty understanding this part:


    get help with incidental expenses.

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    Re: may be able to get help

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Hi,

    What does this sentence mean?


    You may be able to get help with incidental expenses.


    Thanks a lot
    I am not a teacher.

    Don't feel bad. I had to read it twice, myself. "Incidental expenses" is a heading you might see on an expense report. When a businessman travels, he can sometimes get the company to pay for everything. Air fare, lodging, meals---these are the major expenses, and the company pays for them. Incidental expenses, like the morning newspaper or a tube of toothpaste, sometimes are left to the traveler.

    If the company paid for all his incidental expenses, he would have been "reimbursed" for them. Your sentence says he "may" get "help", so the company might pay some of the incidental expenses.

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