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    • Join Date: Feb 2007
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    #1

    help plz

    Hi teachers,

    1. I read this statement in a newspaper but couln't understand what does it mean. Can you please help. "They are buring effigy of him or They are burning his effigy". Are both of these statemnet correct.

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    #2

    Re: help plz

    Second one is correct. I think so.

    Quote Originally Posted by jhonsmith1 View Post
    Hi teachers,

    1. I read this statement in a newspaper but couln't understand what does it mean. Can you please help. "They are buring effigy of him or They are burning his effigy". Are both of these statemnet correct.


    • Join Date: Oct 2006
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    #3

    Re: help plz

    The second sentence is the correct one.

    "To burn in effigy" = Now used only figuratively, this term formerly signified a way of carrying out the sentence of a condemned criminal who had escaped. A dummy was made depicting the criminal and it was then burned.

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