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    #1

    file away

    (Text from Mass Effect in-game dialogue)

    "The Alliance is just going to file the information away in some archive."

    If I delete the "away", the meaning of the sentence seems changed a little bit to me.

    "The Alliance is just going to file the information in some archive."

    What doesn "away" here do? Does it mean the Alliance will file the information in some archive, then just leave it there, forget about it and never open it? And the sentence without the "away" simply means the Alliance will file the information?

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    Re: file away

    I agree with your inference.

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