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    Comprehension

    Dear teachers,


    Please read the following sentence:

    He had a job selling subscriptions TO the Houston Post.

    Since we have the word 'to' in the sentence instead of 'for' I guess it means:

    He help the Houston Post to sell the newspaper by making custmers to subsribe to the Houston Post. He kept the subscriptions first. Then he gave the subcriptions to the Houston Post and the Houston Post gave him certain amount of money for his work.

    Is that right?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    Re: Comprehension

    It's OK- the idea is that he was selling subscriptions to the paper to other people.

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    Re: Comprehension


    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It's OK- the idea is that he was selling subscriptions to the paper to other people.

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