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 16:12.
I stand corrected = I recognise that I was wrong
A standing invitation- an open invitation to come at any time