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    #1

    Cool "for it to be" ??

    What's the meaning of the following sentence? it's taken from a BEC paper.

    Recently we've seen several periods of rapid expansioin in the sales sector, only for it to be overtaken a short time later by the strong financial institutions.

    does this sentence mean that "the sales sector will soon be overtaken by other sectors" or "have been overtaken by other sectors"?

    or

    what 's the meaning of the later half of this sentence.

    thank you in advance :)


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    Re: "for it to be" ??

    Has been overtaken. It expanded, but its expansion has been quickly seized by [...]

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    Re: "for it to be" ??

    Thank you so much for your help :)

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