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    how to understand this sentence?

    Hello teacher,

    I want to know what the following sentence is going to tell us:

    The journalist immediately set out to obtain these important facts,but he took a long time to send them.

    As my understanding the journalist finally sent out these facts after a long time,but the translation on my book says that after a long time he still did not sent out these facts.

    If the book was right,then why?

    Best regards

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    Re: how to understand this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocki View Post
    Hello teacher,

    I want to know what the following sentence is going to tell us:

    The journalist immediately set out to obtain these important facts,but he took a long time to send them.

    As my understanding the journalist finally sent out these facts after a long time,but the translation on my book says that after a long time he still did not sent out these facts.

    If the book was right,then why?

    Best regards
    You are right, the book is wrong.

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    Re: how to understand this sentence?

    Thank you bhaisahab ,it's really not eary for me to realize the book wrong without your help!

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