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    Help listen to two sentence.

    1. its manufacturing index in August expanded as fast as *(it could?) since June, 2011 --- 1 by user437283654 on SoundCloud - Hear the world?s sounds

    2. the secretary of state made the case ***** on Capitol Hill. --- 2 by user437283654 on SoundCloud - Hear the world?s sounds

    Thank you for your help. This has troubled me for the last two days.

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    Re: Help listen to two sentence.

    I couldn't catch the first. The second was:

    The Secretary of State made the case for US action earlier today on Capitol Hill.

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    Re: Help listen to two sentence.

    The first sounded like "... expanded at its fastest clip since June, 2011". It doesn't make sense to me but it could be business speak.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Help listen to two sentence.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    The first sounded like "... expanded at its fastest clip since June, 2011". It doesn't make sense to me but it could be business speak.
    I think you are right. I thought of "clip", but I didn't know it can mean "pace" initially. "at its fastest clip" totally makes sense here.

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    Re: Help listen to two sentence.

    Ah, yes, of course. "Going along at quite a clip" can mean "at a fast pace" or "at speed". I only really think of that usage with horses so it didn't even occur to me to connect it with this context.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Help listen to two sentence.

    1 expanded at its fastest clip (=rate) since June
    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dict...british/clip_3
    http://education.yahoo.com/reference...ary/entry/clip (noun, definition 6)

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    Re: Help listen to two sentence.

    Well, we lives and learns.

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    Re: Help listen to two sentence.

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    Not sure about the very first word, but here's the first sentence:
    "Dow's manufacturing index in August expanded at its fastest clip since June of 2011."
    Dow Jones is basically a major financial news company that publishes, among other things, the Dow Jones Industrial Index.
    Last edited by SlickVic9000; 10-Sep-2013 at 16:41.

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