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    1. “sorry, darling—I stand corrected.” i read this sentence from a dictionary but can't get it.
    here, "stand" means "be in a specified state or condition"
    Could you paraphrase it in plain English? thx in advance:)
    2. the same problem occurs with this sentence. "he has a standing invitation to visit them" . i can't comprehend this.
    Last edited by gxiang; 06-Mar-2006 at 17:12.

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    Re: sentence

    I stand corrected = I recognise that I was wrong
    A standing invitation- an open invitation to come at any time

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