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    Meaning of this sentence

    Hi teachers
    I am reading a book about English-Chinese translation. It has few exercises But unfortunately the book doesn't provide answers.....

    so, Can you explain the following one?(Sorry, just a sentence, no more context.)

    1.People want to buy more birds than I have.

    Does it mean " Bird demand exceeds my supply"?

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    Re: Meaning of this sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by redgiant View Post
    Hi teachers
    I am reading a book about English-Chinese translation. It has few exercises But unfortunately the book doesn't provide answers.....

    so, Can you explain the following one?(Sorry, just a sentence, no more context.)

    1.People want to buy more birds than I have.

    Does it mean " Bird demand exceeds my supply"?
    Hi, redgiant.
    Yes, I agree with you.

    Without your explanation( " Bird demand exceeds my supply"), I couldn't have made out what it means.

    I'm not a native speaker of English.
    Please wait for native speakers to respond.

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    Re: Meaning of this sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by redgiant View Post
    Hi teachers
    I am reading a book about English-Chinese translation. It has few exercises But unfortunately the book doesn't provide answers.....

    so, Can you explain the following one?(Sorry, just a sentence, no more context.)

    1.People want to buy more birds than I have.

    Does it mean " Bird demand exceeds my supply"?
    yes

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