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    Cool go by

    Now this is Veg Out Community Garden, and it's an organic, chemical free vegie patch run by members of the local community.
    A place like this really emphasises just how much gardening brings people together, whether it be through the sharing of
    produce, good gardening tips, or just good fun. As backyards are shrinking, places like this are holding greater value, and if Veg Out is anything to go by, then they're also building vibrant, rich communities, all spurred on by a love of gardening.

    Hi

    I need the meaning of ' if veg out is anything to go by ',please.
    Thanks

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    Re: go by

    "if any example is anything to go by" is a way of calling attention to any exmaple as an exemplar of what the rest of the sentence is talking about: If the children of St Gregory's are anything to go by, young people in Britain are respectful and resourceful.. In your example, Veg Out is an enterprise of some sort; it's an example of a wider movement towards sustainable development/healthy eating/all that good stuff.

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    Unhappy Re: go by

    Sorry i didn't understand,Can you explain more easily?even the example you made is not clear to me.

    What is the meaning of building vibrant?

    Thanks

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    Re: go by

    Quote Originally Posted by behnaazzz_f63 View Post
    ...they're also building vibrant, rich communities...
    = they're building communities that are both vibrant and rich - building vibrant doesn't mean anything without a context.

    anything to go by = any way of forming a reasonable view (or of judging); a reliable indicator.

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    #5

    Re: go by

    Quote Originally Posted by behnaazzz_f63 View Post
    Now this is Veg Out Community Garden, and it's an organic, chemical free vegie patch run by members of the local community.
    A place like this really emphasises just how much gardening brings people together, whether it be through the sharing of
    produce, good gardening tips, or just good fun. As backyards are shrinking, places like this are holding greater value, and if Veg Out is anything to go by, then they're also building vibrant, rich communities, all spurred on by a love of gardening.

    Hi

    I need the meaning of ' if veg out is anything to go by ',please.
    Thanks
    ...and if Veg Out is an example of what the other places are like, then they're also building vibrant, rich communities, all spurred on by a love of gardening.

    Regards
    Last edited by JCrawf; 31-Oct-2006 at 05:38.

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    Smile Re: go by

    Thanks alot.

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