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"The dictator controlled the population across the board."
Does "across the board" modify 1) the population or 2) the act of controlling? Does "across the board" mean he controlled all kinds of people, or he controlled all aspects of their lives?
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It means both of the above.
He controlled all aspects of the lives of the entire population.
Last edited by Rover_KE; 08-Nov-2012 at 10:04.