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    Amer.:to pack with

    • Does anybody knows if this sentence should be said in this way:
    this is the orig:
    "The city is packed with universities and hospitals bubling with ideas"
    The city have universities and hospitals full with ideas

    2) What does "globetrotting researchers" mean
    thanks


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    Re: Amer.:to pack with

    "bubbling" with ideas is a bit more intense than just "full" - if you think of a pan with bubbling water in it, it is giving a sense of lots of activity.

    "Globetrotting" - someone who spends much time travelling on business (or even pleasure)

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    Re: Amer.:to pack with

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    "bubbling" with ideas is a bit more intense than just "full" - if you think of a pan with bubbling water in it, it is giving a sense of lots of activity.

    "Globetrotting" - someone who spends much time travelling on business (or even pleasure)
    thanks and is my sentence with packed with correct?, what do you think

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    Re: Amer.:to pack with

    Quote Originally Posted by me78 View Post
    • Does anybody knows if this sentence should be said in this way:
    this is the orig:
    "The city is packed with universities and hospitals bubling with ideas"
    The city have universities and hospitals full with ideas

    2) What does "globetrotting researchers" mean
    thanks
    1) , but spelt bubbling. Not just full, but vigorous, active, overflowing.

    2) globetrotting = travelling round the world. There was (is?) a famous basketball team called The Harlem Globetrotters. They did travel round the world, but I think globetrotting may be used in AmE to mean 'playing basketball'. Your researchers, though, are obviously travellers rather than basketball players!

    b

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    Re: Amer.:to pack with

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    1) , but spelt bubbling. Not just full, but vigorous, active, overflowing.

    2) globetrotting = travelling round the world. There was (is?) a famous basketball team called The Harlem Globetrotters. They did travel round the world, but I think globetrotting may be used in AmE to mean 'playing basketball'. Your researchers, though, are obviously travellers rather than basketball players!

    b

    thank you bob

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