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    Meaning problem

    I have seen the following sentences somewhere.


    1-Afghan presidential panel says 30 civilians died in German-ordered US airstrike”.(what is meant by "German-ordered US airstrike". )


    2-I was ordered to serve 5-years in jail. (Made by me, Is it right? )

    3- Is "Person" always a singular word?. Can we make its plural and use in sentence like given

    Sweets are to be distributed into two persons.

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    Re: Meaning problem

    Quote Originally Posted by onkar View Post
    I have seen the following sentences somewhere.


    1-Afghan presidential panel says 30 civilians died in German-ordered US airstrike”.(what is meant by "German-ordered US airstrike". ) It means the German military asked the Americans to launch the air strike.


    2-I was ordered to serve 5-years in jail. (Made by me, Is it right? ) It's understandable but "I was sentenced to 5 years in jail" is more natural.

    3- Is "Person" always a singular word?. Can we make its plural and use in sentence like given

    Sweets are to be distributed/given to two persons.This is fine.
    Bhai.

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