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    those dreams

    "Drugs take away the dream from every child’s heart and replace it with a nightmare. It's time we in America stand up and replace those dreams."

    The words are from Nancy Reagan, who passed away yesterday.

    I cannot understand "those dreams"? What do they refer to?

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    Re: those dreams

    The dreams in every child's heart, referred to in the first sentence.

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    Re: those dreams

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    The dreams in every child's heart, referred to in the first sentence.
    So "replace" here means "to put... back whee it was before", which is different from "replace" in " replace it with a nightmare. ", doesn't it?

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    Jason

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    Re: those dreams

    I agree with you that the first and the second 'replace' respectively refer to the second and the fourth definition at www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/replace
    I am not a teacher.

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