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    at the hearing

    Hello there

    Can anyone please explain to me the meaning of " at the hearing" in this sentence.

    ....who provided testimony at the hearings for the bill...


    Thanks

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    Re: Grammar issue

    Hello, Danghuynh!

    1. What is the full sentence?

    2. Where did you see it?

    3. What does your dictionary say a hearing is?
    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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    Re: Grammar issue

    Hello Charlier

    It was " “Astronomers can get what they need at the same time that citizens get what they need: safety, security and good visibility at night,” says McDonald Observatory’s Mark Adams, who provided testimony at the hearings for the bill“Astronomers can get what they need at the same time that citizens get what they need: safety, security and good visibility at night,” says McDonald Observatory’s Mark Adams, who provided testimony at the hearings for the bill "

    It's just an Academy essay from the internet about light pollution, I looked up in the dictionary and even copy the phrase "at the hearings" but I just found the definition of hearing which meant

    "Hearing, auditory perception, or audition is the ability to perceive sound by detecting vibrations, changes in the pressure of the surrounding medium through time, through an organ such as the ear."
    So I am not sure if I understand the phrase as its original meaning.

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    Re: Grammar issue

    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Grammar issue

    Alright, I think it's all cleared, thanks Matthew

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    #6

    Re: Grammar issue

    I have changed your original title.


    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

    In any case, it's a vocabulary question, not a grammar issue.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 01-Jun-2016 at 22:11.

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    Re: at the hearing

    Quote Originally Posted by danghuynh88 View Post
    Hello there

    Can anyone please explain to me the meaning of " at the hearing" in this sentence.

    ....who provided testimony at the hearings for the bill...


    Thanks
    "At the hearings" has to do with legal process. A 'hearing' is an official meeting, usually held in some place of legislature (like a court) in order to collect the facts, or testimony, about some important matter from interest parties or expert witnesses prior to legislation being passed. If you now apply that meaning to the passage you had to interpret for your comprehension test, hopefully you'll be able to come up with the right answer(s).

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    Re: at the hearing

    And do you understand what a bill is, Danghuyn?
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    Re: at the hearing

    Hi there, bill here meant "proposal for a law" if I was correct, right ? So at the hearing for the bill here meant he provides testimony for some sort of important meeting between all the shareholders in order to propose for a law, is that right ??

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    Thanks Rover !!! duly noted

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I have changed your original title.


    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

    In any case, it's a vocabulary question, not a grammar issue.

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