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    look back

    What is the meaning of the underlined part please?
    A: what do you miss most about Stockholm?
    B: this may be looking back, but everything is within walking distance.
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    Re: look back

    Quote Originally Posted by English4everyone View Post
    What is the meaning of the underlined part please?
    A: what do you miss most about Stockholm?
    B: this may be looking back, but everything is within walking distance.
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    I think probably the speaker means that when they lived in Stockholm, they didn't appreciate the fact that everything is within walking distance. However, now that they don't live there, they can look back and realise that the fact that everything was within walking distance was a good thing, and is the thing that they miss.

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    Re: look back

    Quote Originally Posted by English4everyone View Post
    this may be looking back, but
    [not a teacher]

    Additionally, this sounds to me that they are also suggesting that it is not proper etiquette/behavior or customary to "look back" over (to be nostalgic about) the past.

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