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    • Join Date: Jan 2007
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    #1

    cannot be discounted

    He might or might not develop to be the country's best future batsman, but let it be known that the possibility of his not being fully fit during the World Cup cannot be discounted. It is a risk that is being taken.

    Could anyone explain the highlighted group of words?(paritcularly discounted in this context)


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    #2

    Re: cannot be discounted

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    He might or might not develop to be the country's best future batsman, but let it be known that the possibility of his not being fully fit during the World Cup cannot be discounted. It is a risk that is being taken.

    Could anyone explain the highlighted group of words?(paritcularly discounted in this context)
    if a possibility cannot be discounted, than there is a chance, than you reckon on it.


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    #3

    Re: cannot be discounted

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    if a possibility cannot be discounted, than there is a chance, than you reckon on it.
    Thank you Svartnik
    But I can't understand what you mean?


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    #4

    Re: cannot be discounted

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    He might or might not develop to be the country's best future batsman, but let it be known that the possibility of his not being fully fit during the World Cup cannot be discounted. It is a risk that is being taken.

    Could anyone explain the highlighted group of words?(paritcularly discounted in this context)
    Cannot be ignored

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