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    #1

    stakes are pretty high

    Hi
    May I ask meaning of red ones in this paragraph.
    Thanks everyone

    At the same time, however, the stakes are pretty high, because itís fairly easy to manipulate the source of information. Many of you may be familiar with the story of the Syrian Ö boarding, which was allegedly a boy who Ö sniper fire and was finally revealed to be a video that was staged by a Norwegian film maker.

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    #2

    Re: stakes are pretty high

    What is the source of your quotation, and why have you omitted some words, replacing them with ellipses?

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    Re: stakes are pretty high

    Stakes are what is gambled in a bet. When stakes are high, a lot is being wagered or risked.

    Pretty is used here to mean more than a little bit.
    Without the whole sentence, I can't tell whether boarding is a noun or verb. To board is to get on, like boarding (getting on) a boat or airplane.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    #4

    Re: stakes are pretty high

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    What is the source of your quotation, and why have you omitted some words, replacing them with ellipses?
    This is all that I have, some words are not in text. Is it possible to guess the meaning?

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    #5

    Re: stakes are pretty high

    Charlie Bernstein has already done so. The text is fragmented, but only the grammatical form of one word is not clear, but the meaning is.

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    #6

    Re: stakes are pretty high

    Quote Originally Posted by srazizi View Post
    This is all that I have, some words are not in text.
    Where did you read it?

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