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    Paraphrase

    Dear friends,
    Merry Christmas!
    What could be the paraphrase of the underlined part?

    He and others also emphasize the central role schools play in suburban life. "In big cities, there are lots of places where kids make connections, where they have pieces of their lives," he said. "But in a place like this, we are pretty much it."

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    Re: Paraphrase

    Quote Originally Posted by haseli22 View Post
    Dear friends,
    Merry Christmas!
    What could be the paraphrase of the underlined part?

    He and others also emphasize the central role schools play in suburban life. "In big cities, there are lots of places where kids make connections, where they have pieces of their lives," he said. "But in a place like this, we are pretty much it."

    Thanks.
    That means "the school is all there is".

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    Re: Paraphrase

    haseli, you have been told before that a better title would have been 'we are pretty much it'.



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