Results 1 to 5 of 5

    • Join Date: Jan 2008
    • Posts: 8
    #1

    Dear Teacher,

    Could you, please, point out the closest meaning of
    "that's all for the best"
    in the following:
    1. the others will have to wait
    2. everything about it will be perfect
    3. it finishes perfect in spite of everything
    4. it's an advantage under the circumstances
    Thank you very much.

  1. heidita's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Spanish
      • Home Country:
      • Europe
      • Current Location:
      • Europe

    • Join Date: Feb 2007
    • Posts: 1,436
    #2

    Re: Dear Teacher,

    Quote Originally Posted by simona dragoi View Post
    Could you, please, point out the closest meaning of
    "that's all for the best"
    in the following:
    4. it's an advantage under the circumstances
    Thank you very much.
    saludos

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Jan 2008
    • Posts: 2,944
    #3

    Re: Dear Teacher,

    I usually hear it as"

    it's all for the best.

    John and Sue did not get married, but we feel that it's all for the best.

    So I'd pick #3 it finishes perfect in spite of everything

  2. heidita's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Spanish
      • Home Country:
      • Europe
      • Current Location:
      • Europe

    • Join Date: Feb 2007
    • Posts: 1,436
    #4

    Re: Dear Teacher,

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    I usually hear it as"

    it's all for the best.

    John and Sue did not get married, but we feel that it's all for the best.

    So I'd pick #3 it finishes perfect in spite of everything
    I am sorry to disagree. Especially in your example it is "the best for everybody that they didn't get married/ it is an advantage for everybody, especially the couple, that they didn't get married.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Jan 2008
    • Posts: 2,944
    #5

    Re: Dear Teacher,

    John and Sue did not get married, but it ended up perfect in spite of everything.

Similar Threads

  1. Dear Mr/Ms teacher,
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-Nov-2007, 19:39
  2. dear teacher
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 25-Feb-2007, 04:24
  3. Dear teacher, what does this word mean
    By atoom in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 22-May-2005, 10:23
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 21-May-2005, 03:07
  5. My dear teacher
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 17-Jun-2003, 15:13

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •