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    have faltered in serving

    Does this "falter" mean "make a mistake" or "become unstable"?

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    Some tennis players believe that the first chance of serving is for trial and invariably use the second chance. The result is that they make a mistake with both serves quite often. Once you have faltered in serving, there is no question of playing further. At times they commit a double fault at such a crucial stage of the game that it becomes suicidal. The lesson to be learnt is that, first of all, one should avoid committing mistakes in life and the opportunity should be grabbed in the first instance itself.

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    Re: have faltered in serving

    Where did you find this badly written paragraph? It has numerous mistakes, and the sentence containing 'faltered' makes no sense.

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    Re: have faltered in serving

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Where did you find this badly written paragraph? It has numerous mistakes, and the sentence containing 'faltered' makes no sense.
    https://books.google.ca/books?id=nkF...estion&f=false

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    Re: have faltered in serving

    Once you have faltered in serving, there is no question of playing further.
    Tennis matches wouldn't last long if players conceded the match after double-faulting.

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    #5

    Re: have faltered in serving

    It's from a high school material in preparation for Korean SAT, which must have copied it from Konung's link.
    If "faltered" doesn't make sense, how do you have to correct it? just "failed"?

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    Re: have faltered in serving

    The whole sentence is nonsense.

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