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    'terms' and 'merely', how to understand them?

    Finally, they all begin to understand the process in the same terms.
    I have come across this sentence at the above link. I don’t understand it. Some said the word ‘term’ should be understood as ‘way’, some thought it was ‘specialized word’.

    I want to know what’s the meaning of this sentence, its structure and how the word ‘term’ should be understood.

    Another sentence:
    It has long since been satisfactorily established that a high executive does not have a large vocabulary merely because of opportunities of his position. That would be putting the cart before the horse.

    Does or does not the high executive have a large vocabulary? Does ‘merely’ have negative meaning? What does ‘merely’ contribute here?
    Thanks in advance.

    I apologize to anyone who is upset by this thread. I placed it in the wrong place and I don’t know how to delete it.
    Last edited by wuzhi; 02-Nov-2005 at 03:49. Reason: This thread has been abandoned

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    Re: This thread has been abandoned

    1- It's similar to way, but implies, to me, that there are a number of conditions for this comprehension.
    2- It as a meaning similar to just/only- other words, the executive's vocabulary is not dependent on their having that position

    PS- I'll move this thread.

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    Re: This thread has been abandoned

    Thank you.


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