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    The Scottish government, headed by Salmond, has announced that Scotland will hold a referendum on independence from Britain in September 2014. Murray, who lives in the London area but was born and raised in the Scottish town of Dunblane, has not said publicly which way he would vote on the issue, and his Wimbledon Championship will only mix interest in his views.

    What does "mix interest" mean in this context?

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    Re: mix interest

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    The Scottish government, headed by Salmond, has announced that Scotland will hold a referendum on independence from Britain in September 2014. Murray, who lives in the London area but was born and raised in the Scottish town of Dunblane, has not said publicly which way he would vote on the issue, and his Wimbledon Championship will only mix interest in his views.

    What does "mix interest" mean in this context?

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    Jason
    It doesn't mean anything to me.

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    Re: mix interest

    It's not well worded but I assume it means that before he won Wimbledon, many people in England, Ireland and Wales wouldn't have taken any interest at all in what he thought about Scottish independence. Now that he's a Wimbledon champion, for some reason people will be interested in his opinion. It might also be true that because he is Scottish but lives in London he might have a mixture of opinions. Neither of those views are well expressed by using "mix interest". I think it's a typo of some kind but I can't work out what it should have said.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: mix interest

    What is the source of your quotation, Jason?

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    Re: mix interest

    ph.news.yahoo.com/perhaps-sir-next-[B]murray-000500158.html

    I came across it from an adapted article. I find it was originally written as "will only compound interest in his view"[9/B]
    Last edited by jasonlulu_2000; 09-Feb-2014 at 08:41.

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    Re: mix interest

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    ph.news.yahoo.com/perhaps-sir-next-[B]murray-000500158.html

    I came across it from an adapted article. I find it was originally written as "will only compound interest in his view"[9/B]
    Now it makes sense.

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    Re: mix interest

    Now,what does it mean?

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    Re: mix interest

    Have you checked "to compound" in a dictionary? What did you find?
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    Re: mix interest

    I find in a dictionary that it means "makes sth worse ".But it makes no sense to me.

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    Re: mix interest

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    I find in a dictionary that it means "makes sth worse ".But it makes no sense to me.
    "Compound" can also mean to "increase". In this case it means to "increase" interest in his opinion, because he is now a hero.

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