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    maiastefana is offline Newbie
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    Hello,
    I am applying to an american college for advancement of science and arts. There is a hometest with a given task.
    My main language is romanian, and I speak english as a second language, which is why i badly NEED YOUR HELP.
    The text is the following:
    "Design first, second and third place trophies or prizes for excellence in lying
    to be awarded to specific persons"
    .

    Design is simply reffering to "drawing". The problem lies in defining the words "in lying" and "specific persons". As a student with english as a second language, it appreas to me that there are 2 possible meanings:

    1. I must award 'fictional' prizes to 3 important people of this world (writers, philosophers, scientists, for me to choose from!)
    The text could thus also be translated as: "prizes for excellence (, comma) in lying to be awarded". the prizes being just a created game

    2. I must give awards to 'champion' lyers. People who have lied in their lives and careers (like...Bush or who knows)

    Of course, any artist is a lier, since he is creating an illusion, but please let us not relate to this!

    It is ver important to me that I get this the right way. Not to say may future life but ALMOST!! Please reply ASAP! Thank you so much in advance

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Re: Please Reply!

    Each award should be designed to show who you are awarding it to.

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