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    bring to bear

    What is the following in red saying in the context?

    Journalism is the embodiment of discovery questioning. Guided by who, what, when, where, and why, a professional conveying the news tries to put the most important information first, and pertinent supporting information immediately after that. Bringing to bear your new questioning skills, you can evaluate whether or not they succeed.

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    Re: bring to bear

    Quote Originally Posted by unpakwon View Post
    What is the following in red saying in the context?

    Journalism is the embodiment of discovery questioning. Guided by who, what, when, where, and why, a professional conveying the news tries to put the most important information first, and pertinent supporting information immediately after that. Bringing to bear your new questioning skills, you can evaluate whether or not they succeed.

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    It means "using".

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    Re: bring to bear

    There are many phrasal verbs/idioms using "bring" at this site: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/bring+to+bear

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    Re: bring to bear

    The more I read it, the more confused I am. What does "they" refer to in the following? Professionals?

    Journalism is the embodiment of discovery questioning. Guided by who, what, when, where, and why, a professional conveying the news tries to put the most important information first, and pertinent supporting information immediately after that. Bringing to bear your new questioning skills, you can evaluate whether or not they succeed.

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    Re: bring to bear

    It is a bit strange, but it appears to refer to "journalists".

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