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    What does 'his case' mean?

    He readily accepted our invitation to speak about his case.

    This sentence is taken from COLLINS' USAGE, but without a context. What does 'his case' mean here? His situation, his reason, his court case, or anything else?

    Thank you in advance.

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    #2

    Re: What does 'his case' mean?

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    Sorry, compadre, but your guess is as good as mine. No way to tell without context.

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    #3

    Re: What does 'his case' mean?

    I'd guess a court case or disciplinary process at work, etc.

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    #4

    Re: What does 'his case' mean?

    I thought medical case on first blush. I guess Vic's point is correct, who knows?

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    #5

    Re: What does 'his case' mean?

    I'm with Slick Vic. Context will tell you the correct interpretation. Without it, we're all just guessing.

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