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    how to understand these words

    Hello, teachers.

    What's the meaning of the word in red?

    A room in a shared house costs between 45 and 55 per week, exclusive of bills, and will be within a 4-mile radius of both campuses. As with halls of residence, the rent is payable termly.

    Thanks in advances.

    Enydia


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    Re: how to understand these words

    Quote Originally Posted by enydia View Post
    Hello, teachers.

    What's the meaning of the word in red?

    A room in a shared house costs between 45 and 55 per week, exclusive of bills, and will be within a 4-mile radius of both campuses. As with halls of residence, the rent is payable termly.

    Thanks in advances.

    Enydia
    ?blue

    "exclusive of bills" - you pay for the electricity, water, gas, and local taxes.

    "As with" - Just as you would do in the halls of residence.

    "payable termly" - you can pay for the lodgings once a term, to cover the period of that term.

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    Re: how to understand these words

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    ?blue

    "exclusive of bills" - you pay for the electricity, water, gas, and local taxes.

    "As with" - Just as you would do in the halls of residence.

    "payable termly" - you can pay for the lodgings once a term, to cover the period of that term.
    It should be 'blue'.

    Can I omit 'with' in 'as with' in that context?

    Thank you very much.


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    Re: how to understand these words

    Not really. It is a short form of "As you do with your payments for staying at the halls of residence".

    See how much space it saves!

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    Re: how to understand these words

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Not really. It is a short form of "As you do with your payments for staying at the halls of residence".

    See how much space it saves!
    Wow, quite a good phrase!

    Thank you, Teacher Anglika!

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