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    a point of no return

    It's becoming clearer with each passing day that relations between Chappell and the Indian team have reached a point of no return.

    Please explain the group of highlighted words.


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    Re: a point of no return

    They cannot now reverse what has happened. They have gone as far as it is possible to go, and cannot go back.

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    Re: a point of no return

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    They cannot now reverse what has happened. They have gone as far as it is possible to go, and cannot go back.
    Why not "They now cannot reverse..."? For me, "They cannot now reverse..." means that they later may still be able to reverse what has happened", which contradicts "cannot go back".

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