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    Opposition to the road and a lack of cash have held up progress.

    Opposition to the road and a lack of cash have held up progress.

    One more example (from the grammar book I'm using) which I can't understand. What progress is being talked about? And on the whole, what it is all about? A shop? Or something else? What do you think of it?








    If it's not too much trouble to you, could you please correct any errors I might have made in this post?

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    Re: Opposition to the road and a lack of cash have held up progress.

    https://forum.wordreference.com/thre...gress.3143290/

    People's opposition to the construction of the road and a lack of cash have held up the progress of the construction work, which needs money.
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    Re: Opposition to the road and a lack of cash have held up progress.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    https://forum.wordreference.com/thre...gress.3143290/

    People's opposition to the construction of the road and a lack of cash have held up the progress of the construction work, which needs money.
    Your explanation has somewhat enlightened me! The funny thing about it is, I was thinking of the word "opposition" in a wrong way (as if it meant "opposite the road"; the first meaning of "opposite" http://www.macmillandictionary.com/d...ish/opposite_1). Thanks. The sentence now, at least, means something!
    If it's not too much trouble to you, could you please correct any errors I might have made in this post?

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