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    #1

    Please help me in this sentence

    1) Delhi lived up to its reputation of being unsafe for women when a woman was raped inside the bus on 17th September.

    Can you please tell me the meaning of lived up to its reputation ? In what sence it has been used. How can I be proficient in using such type of phrases.


    2) People generally say - Are you through with this. It means that somebody is asking that you have completed a work or not ?

    Is it identical to word "complete". Is it a slang ?

    3) People generally speaks a sentence during conversation - You Know.

    What does it mean ?



    Please guide.

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    Re: Please help me in this sentence

    1- It had a bad reputation and it was deserved- it was unsafe.
    2- It's more like 'finished'. It's not slang, just a phrasal verb.
    3- You know- it has no real meaning, just checks that the other person is following the conversation or gives the speaker a chance to think of what to say next.

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    Re: Please help me in this sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    1- It had a bad reputation and it was deserved- it was unsafe.
    In the context of the news story, should this "1- It had a bad reputation and it was deserved- it was unsafe. " be "It has a bad reputation and it is deserved- it is unsafe."?

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    Re: Please help me in this sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by rajan

    3) People generally speaks a sentence during conversation - You Know.

    What does it mean ?
    As Tdol says, it has no real "meaning", but is used to check understanding or to make sure someone is listening to you. It's a discourse marker.

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