Questions

Status
Not open for further replies.

beaware

Member
Joined
May 6, 2010
Member Type
Student or Learner
1.What does 'first eleven' related to sports mean?

2.'...an organization may have a legitimate interest in holding close and guarding from competitors information...'
In the above what does 'interest' mean specifically?

3.How can 'The corporation was encouraged in its pioneering move by New York City Mayor' be paraphrased? Does the quoted sentence mean 'New York City Mayor encouraged the corporation's pioneering move'?

4.How can '...not least because he had absolutely no interest in either A or in B.' be paraphrased? Does the quoted sentence mean '...especially because...'?
 
Last edited:

stanislaw.masny

VIP Member
Joined
Feb 10, 2010
Member Type
Student or Learner
Native Language
Polish
Home Country
Poland
Current Location
Poland
Re: questions

Hi beaware
My first association are:
1. 'The best football team',
2. 'Justified (well-founded, well-grounded) interest.
I beg your pardon. I do not understand 3 and 4 questions.
S.M.
 

Tdol

Editor, UsingEnglish.com
Staff member
Joined
Nov 13, 2002
Member Type
Native Language
British English
Home Country
UK
Current Location
Japan
Re: questions

1 The top football team, or other sport with the same number like cricket, in a place like a school or representing a region, etc.
2 It means they have a recognised connection or involvement
3 Yes
4 Not really, but it does mean that this was one of the more important reasons
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top