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    #1

    What does this sentence mean?

    Hello, teachers.

    I'm in trouble in understanding the meaning of the following sentence.
    Would you mind helping me with it?

    1. The sacrifices that the two countries have been told they must make to restore stability to the world economy are almost if not completely the opposite of each other.


    Thank you very much in advance.

    yam.

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    Re: What does this sentence mean?

    I don't know where you found it, but there we go:

    Some authority (let's say the World Bank) has told both countries that they must make huge efforts (in terms of taxes, competitiveness of labor market, protectionist laws, etc) to bring stability back to the world economy. As it is, each one of them must make efforts which are completely different from one another; so different as to be, in some cases, opposite (that is, one is asked to derogate certain immigration laws and the other one to enforce them. Just an example though).
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: What does this sentence mean?

    Thank you very much for the instruction, charliedeut.
    Now I understand the meaning of the sentence.

    yam.

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