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    #1

    dental situation

    Hi, there.
    Is it used only in a literal sence or not?
    I'm asking that because it's not clear from the context.

    Thank you, for your reply.

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    Re: dental situation

    What context?

    I can't see any.

    If it's not clear to you, who have the context, how are we supposed to know without it?
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 03-Apr-2011 at 09:02.

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    Re: dental situation

    Just pretend a celebrity at home who need to go out but there are a lot of paparazzi outside and they must not catch a sight of her so she is asking her driver: "I have a dental situation, can you drive a car?" As they go outside there is a crowd of paparazzi around them but she has hided out in the car.

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    Re: dental situation

    I would take it literally: 'I have an appointment with my dentist' or 'I need urgent dental treatment'.

    It seems odd to ask her driver 'Can you drive a car?'

    Rover

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