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    Cool back-to-back race

    Please, dear teachers and friends,

    The other day I saw a formula 1 driver talking about a back-to-back race, so, I am trying to guess what it means, but no sucess so far, could you help me out?

    Thanks
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    Re: back-to-back race

    Two races within a short period of time.


    EDIT: Normally there are at least 2 weeks between races. Between Japan and China there is only 1 week which I assume is what is being talked about.

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    Cool Re: back-to-back race

    Quote Originally Posted by jamiep View Post
    Two races within a short period of time.


    EDIT: Normally there are at least 2 weeks between races. Between Japan and China there is only 1 week which I assume is what is being talked about.
    Is it similar to soccer games final? two teams fighting for the cup, then, as a rule, there must be 2 games that will be played at each team's stadium. Is that it?
    I can't see any relation with formula 1 races!

    Thanks for commenting!

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    Re: back-to-back race

    You're right there's probably no connection.

    "Back to back" is one of those phrases that can be used in a number of different situations.

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    Smile Re: back-to-back race

    Quote Originally Posted by jamiep View Post
    You're right there's probably no connection.

    "Back to back" is one of those phrases that can be used in a number of different situations.
    Please, if it is not asking too much, would you mind writing down a few sentences that come to your mind?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: back-to-back race

    I can't think of many just now but one possible would be "back to back meetings all morning" if you are busy at work. Back to back exams night be another.

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    Smile Re: back-to-back race

    Then, I could say 'back-to-back' has a connetion with unbroken sequence, something that has to happen twice / consecutively.

    Jonh bets all his money on horses and still insistes on a back-to-back endless bet!

    Is that right?

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    Re: back-to-back race

    Yes, exactly: At least two things that happen without a break in-between.

    (It doesn't have to be literally "zero seconds" between them, but just not intervening events.)

    The example of "back-to-back meetings all morning" or "My physics exam and chemistry exam are back-to-back on the same day. My head will be spinning by the end of the day" are good uses.

    Your example of a back-to-back endless bet is not very natural.

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    Smile Re: back-to-back race

    Quote Originally Posted by barb_d View Post
    yes, exactly: At least two things that happen without a break in-between.

    (it doesn't have to be literally "zero seconds" between them, but just not intervening events.)

    the example of "back-to-back meetings all morning" or "my physics exam and chemistry exam are back-to-back on the same day. My head will be spinning by the end of the day" are good uses.

    ok, perfectly understood, thank you!:-d

    your example of a back-to-back endless bet is not very natural.

    what if i drop the "endless"?
    thanks!

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    #10

    Re: back-to-back race

    I’m not a teacher.

    Hi marciobarbalho,

    There is a classical example concerning the matter in question.

    triathlon is an athletic event consisting of swimming, cycling and running over various distances. In most modern triathlons, these events are placed back-to-back in immediate sequence and a competitor's official time includes the time required to "transition" between the individual legs of the race, including any time necessary for changing clothes and shoes.

    Regards,

    V.

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