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hello,teachers
i have some troubles with "play out" in the following sentence:The elephant in the room is how robotics will play out for human employment in the long term.
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Hello (no comma required) teachers.

I have some troubles with "play out" in the following sentence: "The elephant in the room is how robotics will play out for human employment in the long term."

Thanks.

Welcome to the forum.

Please note the amendments I have made to your post. Remember the rules of written English:

- Start every sentence with a capital letter.
- End every sentence with a single appropriate punctuation mark.
- Always capitalise the word "I".

Did you check all the online definitions for the phrasal verb "to play out" before you made your post?
 

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Your first move should be to click Reference at the top of the page here, then Phrasal Verbs.

This will lead you to

Play out
- Progress, often till it finishes
- Pretend that something is real and reduce its effect
- Play something to the end
- Unwind (e.g., fishing line)


The first meaning is the one you need.
 

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Thanks for your reply and advice ,and I apologize for my rashness.
I have checked it in dictionaries.
But i failed to work out which should be correct in this case,either difinition A:"to perform to the end" or B:"exhaust".
 

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Now i get it.Thanks.
It means that robic will end the employment of people.
 

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Now I get it. Thanks.
It means that robotics will end the employment of people.

In post #2, I pointed out that the word "I" must be capitalised at all times. You did not capitalise it in this post. Please don't forget a third time. Note that we put a space after a full stop (or a comma, question mark or exclamation mark). Be careful with your spelling before you post. The original piece gave you the correct spelling of "robotics" but then for some reason in your last post, you wrote "robic".
 

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Thank you all, you have helped me a lot.
 
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Thank you all,you have help me a lot.

One more time: we put a space after a comma. Please use the "Edit Post" button on post #9 to correct the spacing. Thank you. I can assure you that you (and we) will become very bored with constant correction of punctuation, spacing and capitalisation. Also, check your verb. Are you sure "you have help" is correct?
 

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One more time: we put a space after a comma. Please use the "Edit Post" button on post #9 to correct the spacing. Thank you. I can assure you that you (and we) will become very bored with constant correction of punctuation, spacing and capitalisation. Also, check your verb. Are you sure "you have help" is correct?
Thank you. Negligence has always damaged me and I am learning to remove it.
 
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