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    #1

    What does deadly mean in the phrase deadly secrets?

    In this audio file, at 0:55, what does deadly mean?


    1. Causing or likely to cause death
    2. Complete


    The textbook says 1, but I think 2 is correct.


    Source: The ILI English Series, Intermediate 1, Student's book, Page 101

    P.S. Also asked here and here.
    Last edited by Mori; 19-Feb-2017 at 13:29.

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    #2

    Re: What does deadly mean in the phrase deadly secrets?

    The first is correct.

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    #3

    Re: What does deadly mean in the phrase deadly secrets?

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    The first is correct.
    Then what do you think of deadly secret in

    Dont say anything to anyone this is meant to be a deadly secret.
    Source: Macmillan Dictionary

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    #4

    Re: What does deadly mean in the phrase deadly secrets?

    The definition there says it means 'complete'.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: What does deadly mean in the phrase deadly secrets?

    I see you have asked the same question here.

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    #6

    Re: What does deadly mean in the phrase deadly secrets?

    I found one more at http://ell.stackexchange.com/questio...deadly-secrets

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    We recommend posting a question on one forum only initially. If you do not get a satisfactory answer from that forum and you feel that you have exhausted its possibilities, then of course trying a different forum might help. It is only courteous however, to tell the second forum that you have already asked the question on another forum and then give a precis of the answers you received there, along with an explanation of why you are now looking elsewhere.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #7

    Re: What does deadly mean in the phrase deadly secrets?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    To be honest, I didn't mean to ignore it -- I simply forgot it! I was in a hurry to get the answer before going to class and habitually posted my question to some forums.
    Just edited my question to add the links.

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    #8

    Re: What does deadly mean in the phrase deadly secrets?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mori View Post
    I was in a hurry to get the answer before going to class and habitually posted my question to some forums.
    If this was homework, then you broke the forum rules!
    Just to clarify, please do not ask us to help with your homework. We DO NOT do homework for students.
    You must submit your homework to your own teacher, not to the forum. If you still need help/clarification after you've received feedback from your teacher, then you can ask us.
    Thread closed!

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    #9

    Re: What does deadly mean in the phrase deadly secrets?

    Mori, please clarify something for us - your member profile shows that you are a teacher but Teechar got the impression you are a student asking for help with homework. Were you in a hurry to get to class in order to teach English?

    (Reopened thread so Mori can post a response.)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #10

    Re: What does deadly mean in the phrase deadly secrets?

    Mori is an English teacher as the member profile shows. Please read post #12 here:

    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...68#post1281868

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