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    As the last paragraph reads, "For the women of my generation who were urged to keep juggling through the '80s, downshifting in the mid-'90s is not so much a search for the mythical good life -- growing your own organic vegetables, and risking turning into one -- as a personsal regcognition of your limitations." {ret219}

    My trouble is what kind of persons one is.
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    #2

    Re: One

    ... growing your own organic vegetables, and risking turning into one (vegetable) ...

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    Re: One

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    ... growing your own organic vegetables, and risking turning into one (vegetable) ...
    I agree with you.
    Thanks!

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    Re: One

    Quote Originally Posted by notletrest View Post
    I agree with you.
    Thanks!
    Remember you can use the like button instead of thanking anyone in a separate post
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    Remember you can use the like button instead of thanking anyone in a separate post
    Thanks! But I can't use the button of "like".

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    #6

    Re: One

    Why not? The link is in the lower right corner of the post you want to like. It's nice to know you helped someone, but the "like" link accomplishes that without making us think that you had a follow-on question because there's a new post in the thread.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: One

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    ... growing your own organic vegetables, and risking turning into one (vegetable) ...
    In case the meaning isn't clear to everyone, this form of hyperbole is so common that a native speaker of English might not even recognize it as hyperbolic. But it's a common drawback of growing your own fruit and vegetables that when things are in season you end up eating them all the time, and people say things like 'Not again Mum. If I eat any more runner beans I'll turn into one.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Why not? The link is in the lower right corner of the post you want to like. It's nice to know you helped someone, but the "like" link accomplishes that without making us think that you had a follow-on question because there's a new post in the thread.
    Oh, I see. Thankss!

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