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    'Follow' used with 'cross purposes'?

    Hi there,

    Is it possible to say, '...the governments are following cross purposes...', perhaps meaning 'they don't realise what the main problems are, and so are focusing on other issues...'?

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    Re: 'Follow' used with 'cross purposes'?

    No. Click here to read about the usage of 'at cross purposes'.

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    Re: 'Follow' used with 'cross purposes'?

    And note that it's 'at...', not 'following'.

    b

    PS Or, to answer the question suggested by your thread-title, it' not.

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